16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site.

Belgrade, Serbia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Belgrade in July, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

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Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Fri), meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Vaasa attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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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 22nd (Mon), explore the activities along Pielinen and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and then stroll around Riverside Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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