17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Baden-Baden in August, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi & Viewing Platform in Puumala), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, and learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Turku to Mikkeli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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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: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, have fun at Angry Birds Park, and see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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