17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit 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 museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park journey planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Koli National Park is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Koli National Park are little chillier (16°C), and nights are cooler (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland) and Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

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 with an excursion to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotka travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Sun), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, stroll around Kupittaa Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

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."