17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku itinerary tool.

Halifax, Canada to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Halifax to Turku. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Kotka

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's much more to do: stroll around Riverside Park, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Imatra (Tainionkosken Church, Church of St. Nicholas, &more) and Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko & Siikalahti Wetland). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Koli National Park

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Makravaara Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park by car takes about 4 hours. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."