17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Naantali
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
6
Imatra
— 4 nights
7
Porvoo
— 1 night
8
Helsinki
— 1 night

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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.
Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala 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 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. July in Naantali sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Wasalandia, make a splash at Tropiclandia, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum and then don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip site.

You can drive from Naantali to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuopio road trip planning website.

You can fly from Vaasa to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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.
You've now added Ukko-Koli to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Joensuu
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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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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Lappeenranta (Nuijamaa Church, Saimaa Canal, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Porvoo travel route planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Porvoo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 9th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then stroll around Sibelius Monument, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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