17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rauma vacation website.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online tour builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden). And it doesn't end there: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 12th (Thu), get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

See some other sides of Helsinki: don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, walk around Sibelius Monument, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."