19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  28​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  19​h 15​min
End: Boracay

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

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Boracay, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Boracay to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Rovaniemi is cooler than Boracay - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari road trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, admire the striking features of Aleksanterin Kirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning site .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday builder website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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