17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
5
Saariselka
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Chennai

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 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 up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Saariselka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head outdoors with Karhunkierros. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo itinerary builder website.

Getting from Saariselka to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Visiting Akka-Koli Hill and Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen will get you outdoors. Step out of Lieksa to go to Koli National Park and see Uhrihalkeama, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lieksa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Lieksa takes 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lieksa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Ukko-Koli Hill, New Valamo Monastery
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

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