12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  22 h
1
Saariselka
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  13 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 22- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, things will get colder in Saariselka: highs are around 57°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Nature Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Visiting Akka-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Herajarvi Hiking Trail, &more). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa online tour itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Lieksa with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in June: highs in Lieksa hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa holiday builder website.

Getting from Lieksa to Vaasa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Mon), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Inkoon kirkko in Inkoo, approximately Inkoo away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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