13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Naantali
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. In July, Helsinki is little chillier than Newark - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kids will enjoy Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Wed), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

Start your trip to Pori by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naantali online day trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Naantali by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Nature Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Turku
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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