12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Koli National Park
— 1 night
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Muscat, Oman to Koli National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Muscat in July, things will get cooler in Koli National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip planning website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then stroll through Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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