13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rauma
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 26th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma trip itinerary maker site.

Reno, USA to Rauma is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Reno to Rauma is 10 hours. When traveling from Reno in July, plan for much colder days in Rauma, with highs around 69°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island sightseeing app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy and then enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu visit planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

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."