20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
4
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Pune to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum) and Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

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

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, contemplate the long history of German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kouvola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Neitvuori, don't miss a visit to Naisvuori Observation Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anttola Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Anttola Church, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
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Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parikkalan kirkko, then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, and finally don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Parikkala, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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