17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Rantasalmi
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Ekenas Museum and then make a trip to Ekenas Old Town.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online trip itinerary planner .

Detroit, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in July: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Breweries Museums

Side Trips

Raseborg, Salo
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Mathildedalin Kylapanimo ©
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
Ekenas Museum ©
Ekenas Museum
Ekenas Old Town ©
Ekenas Old Town

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get your game on at Moomin World, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally look for gifts at Patakirppis.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 8th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Terranova, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip builder tool .

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Room Escape Games
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Oulu to Rantasalmi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

6
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 explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner .

Getting from Rantasalmi to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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