18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
6
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Saarbrucken, Bus to Luxembourg City

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Luxembourg City in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kouvola route app.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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 Ukko-Koli Hill. There's much more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa vacation app.

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 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island online road trip planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Kimito Island in 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Raseborg

— 2 nights
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Raseborg fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Kimito Island to Raseborg by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Raseborg

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Raseborg to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Raseborg in September, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."