17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 2 nights
7
Loviisa
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then explore the galleries of S/S Salama, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 5th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Parks · Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with FUN53 Charter, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

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You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Nasinneula Tower ©
Nasinneula Tower

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, ponder the design of Harmonia, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, stroll around Runeberg Park, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, then take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, and finally have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In July in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum ©
Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then walk around Isopuisto Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip planner.

Loviisa is very close to Porvoo. In July in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online attractions planner.

You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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