22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  8​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  9​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

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.
Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip builder .

Cardiff, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Sibelius Birthplace (in Haemeenlinna). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Sibelius Birthplace
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip builder tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online attractions planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Pyhatunturi in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in August, Pyhatunturi is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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