12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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Drive
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Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Lieksa
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Naantali

— 2 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. On the next day, browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naantali travel route app.

Helsinki to Naantali is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 18th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

Make your Rauma itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 19th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vaasa road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

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 20th (Sat): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Saariselka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Lieksa

— 2 nights
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. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, Uhrihalkeama, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, make a trip to Paateri, and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lieksa online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Lieksa. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour site.

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.