15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Dusseldorf

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 10th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Kimito Island is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Kimito Island. In August, Kimito Island is slightly colder than Dusseldorf - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Plan trip to Mustasaari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip planning website.

Drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks 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

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nights
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 17th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park holiday maker site.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi vacation planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Pyhatunturi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Nature Trails
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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