19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 3 nights
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thenhave fun at Santa Claus Office, thendon't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

3
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koli National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, thenpause for some photo ops at Mannerheim Statue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Communications Centre Lokki, thenmake a trip to Naisvuori Observation Tower, thendon't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. George Church, Viewing Platform in Puumala, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

Start your trip to Kouvola by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Kouvola to Turku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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