17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder app.

New York City, USA to Turku is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Turku at 64°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Flamingo Spa in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, soothe aching muscles at Kotiharjun Sauna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Spas · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Rajaportti Sauna, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Spas · Museums · Outdoors
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Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Take a break from Kuopio with a short trip to Tahko Spa in Tahkovuori, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some friendly competition at Entertainment Center IsoCee, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Kuopio sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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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."