16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Belgrade

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit 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 find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool .

Belgrade, Serbia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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nights
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 Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku route planner .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Fri), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park journey maker app .

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
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. On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then take in the pleasant sights at Ankkapurha Culture Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other 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 take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Ankkapurha Culture Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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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.
Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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