17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 day
5
Turku
— 3 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip planning tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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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 outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. There's much more to do: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip website.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary site.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Riverside Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Kouvola in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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