18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally make a splash at Tropiclandia.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa journey maker tool.

Boston, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Vaasa. Traveling from Boston in June, expect Vaasa to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

1
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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 24th (Wed), get your game on at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

Plan my day in Turku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

5
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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.
Nuuksio National Park has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You've now added Repovesi National Park to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Kotka (Sibelius Park, Sapokka Water Garden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

1
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, get great views at Naisvuori Observation Tower, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, then examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mannerheim Statue, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, then find something for the whole family at Visulahti, and finally stop by Mikkeli Market Place.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Koli National Park takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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