18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Ranua
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Ranua
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your trip

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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.

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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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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. 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 drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Nasinneula Tower. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, 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 · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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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 train; or take a bus. 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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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 Turku Cathedral. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Ruokapuoti Lumo in Rauma, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: visit Naantali Old Town, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and The Runeberg Home. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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."