20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden in Joensuu--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Koli National Park is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Koli National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Tue), stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then get outside with Karhunkierros. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Ruka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip builder app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday builder website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Saariselka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vaasa online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Saariselka to Vaasa in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip maker tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."