18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to O R Tambo International

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see 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 · Shopping
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
Santa Claus Office ©
Character Experience
Santa Claus Office
3.8

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nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Kids will appreciate attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla--about 1h 45 min away. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate the long history of Pohjolan toimitalo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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2
nights
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, then make 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 · Museums

Side Trip

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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8
Pielinen ©
Water Body
Pielinen
5.0
Pielisen Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8

1
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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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1
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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

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then look 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 · Museums · Theme Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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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, then take 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

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4

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