13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dhaka City

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

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 15th (Sun): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park tour builder website.

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Saariselka with the Route module. In August, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Koli National Park - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 21st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Muonio day trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Muonio are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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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."