17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by Hameenkatu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, identify plant and animal life at Pohtiolampi, then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and finally make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere driving holiday planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Tampere is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ljubljana in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 4th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get outside with Kuuskajaskari, then take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rauma trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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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.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lenholm Conservation Area.

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You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and finally stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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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 8th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

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Ranua

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ranua trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Ranua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, deepen your knowledge of military history at Salpa Line, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parikkalan kirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Ranua to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Saimaa, take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 14th (Tue), trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then take in the history at Utti Fort.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."