12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 5 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport



— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park will get you outdoors. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
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— 2 nights
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rantasalmi online travel route planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. In June in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:


— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip website.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Rantasalmi in June, plan for slightly colder days in Mustasaari, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."