17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto


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1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then step aboard S/S Salama, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip app .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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 problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with FUN53 Charter, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 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

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
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): see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park, stroll through Runeberg Park, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, then take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, and finally have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites 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

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isopuisto Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Loviisa online trip builder .

Loviisa is just a stone's throw from Porvoo. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route app .

You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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