13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 2 nights

5
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning site.

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is much colder than Lagos - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. On your second day here, make a trip to Rapio Mill, look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and then walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Parikkala, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Rapio Mill
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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