12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
End: Helsinki

1
day
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 17th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanko itinerary builder app.

Helsinki to Hanko is an approximately 2- hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Muonio.
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Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Muonio trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Hanko to Muonio in 13.5 hours. When traveling from Hanko in July, plan for slightly colder days in Muonio, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Museums
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo ©
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Helsinki takes 12 hours. Traveling from Muonio in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Lammassaari Island (in Imatra), Savonlinna (Savonlinna Cathedral & Olavinlinna Castle) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Savonlinna, Mikkeli Cathedral, Repovesi National Park, Puumalan Lake
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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