14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Helsinki is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 5th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Raseborg tour builder .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Raseborg in an hour. May in Raseborg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Teijo National Park, Snappertunan kirkko
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola driving holiday planner.

Getting from Raseborg to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 10th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then identify plant and animal life at Era Eero, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip planning site .

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Era Eero ©
Era Eero
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip builder tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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 13th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in May, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (12°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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