13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker.

Marseille, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Turku

— 1 night
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 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."