17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Sara Hilden Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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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 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rapio Mill, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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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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.
Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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 15th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Angry Birds Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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