17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick 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: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then experience rural life at Poro Farmi, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Kiutakongas Rapids, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

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Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. 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 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

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
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa driving holiday site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Moomin World, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Moomin World, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at 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 see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kouvola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner .

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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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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