17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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National Park
Nuuksio National Park
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Neighborhood
Katajanokka
4.3

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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 5th (Mon), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Beach
Vepsa Island
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Neighborhood
Naantali Old Town
4.3

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pori travel route builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kotka online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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