18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Lahti
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 3 nights

4
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.
Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Frankfurt, Germany 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 Frankfurt to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, see the interesting displays at Apulandia, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lahti trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Lahti by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hiidenkirnut, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Puumala (Liehtalanniemen museotila, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna holiday maker app.

Getting from Lahti to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Puumala, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Siikalahti Wetland
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. When in Kuopio, make a side trip to see Southern Konnevesi National park in Rautalampi, approximately Rautalampi away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Southern Konnevesi National park
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vaasa online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

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