17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, visit Katajanokka, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation builder site.

Springfield, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. When traveling from Springfield in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park vacation website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa tour planning tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): shop like a local with Pori Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Pori itinerary app.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
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 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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nights
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 29th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenstroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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