17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

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

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary builder tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Kuusamo is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Kuusamo. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. Step off the beaten path and head to Akka-Koli Hill and Rasavaara Observation tower. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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night
Savonlinna

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, thenstop 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 °C and lows of °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

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Old Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, 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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, 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 °C, and evening lows to °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
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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