16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Paateri, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

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

Helsinki to Koli National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Koli National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online visit planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally whizz through the canopy at Zip Adventure Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip tool.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Vaasa, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Zip Adventure Park ©
Zip Adventure Park
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

2
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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.
On the 13th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take a memorable tour with VMB Fishing, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip maker site.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, VMB Fishing
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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