17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hossa National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder site .

Paris, France to Kuusamo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 11th (Wed), hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Carelicum, don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Joensuu takes 1.5 hours. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Mine Mining Museum, New Valamo Monastery
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Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, then contemplate the long history of Detachment Kuhlmey, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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You can drive from Joensuu to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Old Rauma, & more). There's lots more to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip site .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from the city and head to Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Nuuksio National Park. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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