17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Varkaus
— 1 night
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Vuokatti
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Kemi
— 1 night
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Kokkola
— 2 nights
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Pori
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Varkaus

— 1 night
Varkaus is a Middle-Savonian industrial town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo and then take in panoramic vistas at Varkaus Water Tower Terrace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Varkaus trip planner.

Kemi to Varkaus is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Varkaus

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Vuokatti

— 1 night
On the 12th (Sun), get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vuokatti online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Varkaus to Vuokatti takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vuokatti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ruka and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kuusamo route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vuokatti to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kukkolankoski, then identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi route builder tool.

Drive from Kuusamo to Kemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Kemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Kokkola

— 2 nights
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, examine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum, wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), then examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, and finally examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kokkola online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Kokkola takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kokkola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Pori takes 4 hours. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Helsinki (Senate Square, Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and get your game on at Moomin World.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku route app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

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."