17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Jarvenpaa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nagu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bristol


5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

few
hours
Jarvenpaa

Jarvenpaa ©
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jarvenpaa route maker site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Jarvenpaa in an hour. August in Jarvenpaa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Naantali day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Jarvenpaa to Naantali takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will leave for Nagu on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church

3
nights
Nagu

Nagu ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lenholm Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church, and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, make a trip to Korpo Church, and then don't miss a visit to Korpo Weather Radar.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nagu trip maker site .

Getting from Naantali to Nagu by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Korpo, Lenholm Conservation Area
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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanko: Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa), Fiskars Village (in Fiskars) and Raseborg (Raseborg Castle & Ekenas Old Town). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Gunnarstrand, kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, and don't miss a visit to Pike's Gut.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanko sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Nagu to Hanko takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Espoo.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raseborg, Snappertunan kirkko, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, Fiskars Village
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Fiskars Village ©
Fiskars Village
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

1
night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): cool off at Serena Water Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Espoo trip builder tool .

You can drive from Hanko to Espoo in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Espoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Theme Parks
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Serena Water Park ©
Serena Water Park

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Helsinki, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

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Helsinki is just a short distance from Espoo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
SEA LIFE Helsinki ©
SEA LIFE Helsinki
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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