19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planning app .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Helsinki is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Loviisa online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In June in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip tool .

Drive from Loviisa to Turku in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get in touch with nature at Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Kauppahalli and Oulu Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with Oulu Climbing Centre, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Oulu, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

1
night
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 12th (Wed): hike along Feelapland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

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Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 13th (Thu), get interesting insight from Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. June in Inari sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Inari to Koli National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Inari in June, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

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 (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the history at Salpa Line. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kummakivi Boulder, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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