14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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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 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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 striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and then walk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Raseborg road trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Raseborg in 1.5 hours. May in Raseborg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Snappertunan kirkko, Teijo National Park
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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), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Raseborg to Kouvola in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to 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 ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park online journey planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thenhave fun at Santa Claus Office, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Getting from Vaasa to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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