17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Joensuu (Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joensuu, Punkaharju, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Kerimaki Church
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen. Keep things going the next day: hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lieksa takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 24th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko and then explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Orinoro Gorge.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rantasalmi takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heinaveden kirkko, Orinoro Gorge
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Pori takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and then don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and then explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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