20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Heureka. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Cathedral of Porvoo about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Koli National Park

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park online holiday planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka route planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Saariselka. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in June, with highs in Saariselka at 16°C and lows at 7°C. You'll set off for Kouvola on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in June, with highs in Kouvola at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

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."