17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
8
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Tampere


1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Sun), head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tampere. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey maker app .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kotka
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rauma online trip builder .

You can drive from Vaasa to Rauma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Mon), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Moomin World, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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