17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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.
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 ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala 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 · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

5
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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), Joensuu (Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

2
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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.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

1
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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.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

2
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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 traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

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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 where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. 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

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2
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and then make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and then examine the collection at Design Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planning website.

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."