17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Saariselka
— 1 day
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site .

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Chennai in July, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature 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.
On the 19th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pori online visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka itinerary planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Saariselka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Karhunkierros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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. Step out of the city life by going to Akka-Koli Hill and Era Eero. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lieksa trip builder .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Lieksa in 5.5 hours. In July in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow 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

3
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 hike along Ukko-Koli Hill. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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