12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

Plan trip to Kouvola with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Bangkok, Thailand to Kouvola is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Kouvola. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in June, with highs in Kouvola at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planning website.

Fly from Kouvola to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Yyteri Beach and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning app.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Sat), trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): trek along Makravaara Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

Plan trip to Koli National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Pori to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Saariselka. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Koli National Park in June: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and visit Katajanokka.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In June, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."