17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 9th (Thu), let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Naantali trip maker.

Berlin, Germany to Naantali is an approximately 22.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip site.

You can drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): test your team's savvy at Makeitout and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa planning website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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1
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saariselka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

2
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

2
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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4
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."