17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 20th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahti day trip planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lahti is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get colder in Lahti: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Tours · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Pori trip planning tool.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
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Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Koli National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. 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 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:

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."