17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Porvoo
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Raseborg
— 3 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the next day, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, and finally steep yourself in history at Castle Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Porvoo to Koli National Park. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Hameenlinna

— 2 nights
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. You've now added Hame Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torronsuo National Park, then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, and then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, then look for all kinds of wild species at Evo Hiking Area, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vaaksy Canal.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hameenlinna travel planning tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Hameenlinna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Hameenlinna can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hameenlinna to Tampere takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Raseborg.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Raseborg

— 3 nights
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle, and then make a trip to Ekenas Old Town. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, then walk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, and finally enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

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Drive from Turku to Raseborg in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Raseborg can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

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."