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
Drive:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
5
Haemeenlinna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Raseborg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​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 3rd (Wed), 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), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and finally contemplate the long history of Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill. On the next day, explore the activities along Pielinen and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Porvoo to Koli National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, see Santa Claus Office, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Haemeenlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Haemeenlinna

Haemeenlinna ©
On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torronsuo National Park, then cool off at Ahvenisto Activity Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vaaksy Canal.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Haemeenlinna tour itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Haemeenlinna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. July in Haemeenlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Haemeenlinna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vaaksy Canal, Torronsuo National Park
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Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere visit planner.

Take a train from Haemeenlinna to Tampere in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
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 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of 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. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, hike along The Archipelago Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and finally have fun at Adventure Park.

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Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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

3
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, delve into the distant past at Raseborg Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, and finally enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Raseborg trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Raseborg takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Snappertunan kirkko, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
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Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen ©
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

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