18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Ranua
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
6
Pori
— 1 night
7
Turku
— 3 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): meet the residents at Ranua Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ranua itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Ranua is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Ranua due to the time zone difference. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, and finally stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savonlinna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ranua to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori road trip tool.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Rauma and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Ruokapuoti Lumo in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku road trip site.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Aalto House and Cathedral of Porvoo. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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