18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Joensuu
— 3 nights
7
Kotka
— 3 nights

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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Rovaniemi

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 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker app.

Getting from Vaasa to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum), Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. August in Joensuu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kotka online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area