17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
7
Kotka
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Katajanokka, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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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, thenwander 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, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thentour 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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, thenmake 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 bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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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 Akka-Koli Hill. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, 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 °C, and evening lows to °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 Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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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 Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: walk around Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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