17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Springfield


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.
Rock Church and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Springfield, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Springfield to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Springfield in June, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Pielinen.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori trip builder website .

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Moomin World, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku journey planning website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get 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, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi planning tool .

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°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 Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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