13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly to Mariehamn Airport, Drive to Geta
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Geta
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Koli National Park

— 2 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 10th (Tue): trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): hike along Makravaara Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online route planner.

Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Popular historic sites such as Pikkukirkko and Olavinlinnan Musta Passi are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Salpa Line and Paaskylahden kirkko. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planning website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Geta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Geta

— 2 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Getabergen and Karingsunds Viltsafari. Explore hidden gems such as Salis Batteri and Eckerö Post & tullhus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geta: Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Smart Park).

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geta travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savonlinna to Geta. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Geta

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Wed), trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): stroll through The Archipelago Trail and then don't miss a visit to Pargas Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geta to Turku. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Henry, contemplate the long history of Sederholm House (Sederholmin Talo), and then see the interesting displays at Military Museum of Manes.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Landmarks
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.