17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Raseborg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nuuksio National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Hiidenkirnut, Stromforsin ruukki
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Porvoo to Koli National Park with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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 get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Haemeenlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
You've now added Hame Castle to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torronsuo National Park, then make a splash at Ahvenisto Activity Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history 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 ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Haemeenlinna tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Haemeenlinna by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. August in Haemeenlinna sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Torronsuo National Park, Vaaksy Canal
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Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tampere Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour planner .

Traveling by train from Haemeenlinna to Tampere takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, then stroll through Kultaranta Garden, and finally enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku visit planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Sun), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, delve into the distant past at Raseborg Castle, and then make a trip to Ekenas Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, and finally enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Raseborg trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Raseborg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Snappertunan kirkko, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

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