18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Naantali
— 2 nights
4
Rauma
— 1 day
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
7
Koli
— 1 night
8
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
9
Imatra
— 3 nights
10
Porvoo
— 1 night
11
Helsinki
— Few hours

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki is 1 hour. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Turku on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), walk around Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku online road trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Naantali on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Turku

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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 28th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Naantali museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Naantali online road trip planner.

Naantali is just a short distance from Turku. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Rauma on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church
Naantali museum ©
Naantali museum

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma road trip planning website.

You can drive from Naantali to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Wasalandia, cool off at Tropiclandia, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip planning website.

Getting from Rauma to Vaasa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Vaasa to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Koli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Koli

Koli ©
On the 2nd (Sun), engage your brain at Tulikiven Kivikyla, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli trip tool.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Koli

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tulikiven Kivikyla
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Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Uhrihalkeama. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, make a trip to Paateri, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online tour itinerary builder.

Koli National Park is very close to Koli. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Get out of town with these interesting Imatra side-trips: Lappeenranta (Nuijamaa Church, Saimaa Canal, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Imatra trip maker website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahti
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, then stroll around Runeberg Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum.

Plan a Porvoo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Imatra to Porvoo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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hours
Helsinki

Helsinki
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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