17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Koli National Park is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Koli National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get little chillier in Koli National Park: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Kotka

— 3 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Step out of Kotka to go to Kouvola and see Repovesi National Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Riverside Park, browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati, examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kotka attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, stroll around Kupittaa Park, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning site.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."