17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 2 nights
8
Raseborg
— 3 nights

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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenadmire 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 °F during the day and °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

Side Trip

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

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, thenadmire 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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, thensteep 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 °F during the day and °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

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Loviisan kirkko, Hiidenkirnut
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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 ©
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 °F during the day and °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
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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, thensee 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, thenget 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 °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
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, thenfind 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, thenlook 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 °F, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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 bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °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 Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenbrowse 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, thentake 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 °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Raseborg.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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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Raseborg

Raseborg ©
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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, thenwalk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, and finally enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To plan Raseborg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Turku to Raseborg in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Raseborg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

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

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