13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Berlin

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 1st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi road trip planning website .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online trip builder .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Koli National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 4th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rantasalmi travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari travel planner .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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.
Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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