17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Family-friendly places like Kiutakongas Rapids and Shopping Center Kumpare will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

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Vancouver, Canada to Kuusamo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
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3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Step off the beaten path and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

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You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Kerimaki Church ©
Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

3
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Vesilahti to see Laukko Manor about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
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3
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and contemplate the long history of Abo Akademi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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Turku Cathedral ©
Must see
Turku Cathedral
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Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
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Old Rauma ©
Must see
Old Rauma
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Helsinki

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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