18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  26 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

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 29th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Kids will appreciate attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla--about 1h 50 min away. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Valkmusa National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, thenmake a trip to Paateri, and then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 8th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rantasalmi planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi takes 3 hours. July in Rantasalmi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Wed), laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip maker tool.

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then get your game on at Moomin World.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Naantali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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