22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Vaski Adventure Island (in Naantali). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku due to the time zone difference. In June, Turku is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Old Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

8
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.
Do your shopping at Sibelius Hall and Boss Shop. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park, Valkmusa National Park, Sibelius Hall
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 20th (Sat), stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kolvananuuro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu tour planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Joensuu. In June, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy ©
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Joensuu to Koli National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

1
day
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 24th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kilpisjarvi takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilpisjarvi, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Wildlife Nature Outdoors
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Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stop by Luovon Puoji, then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then have fun at Tietomaa, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Oulu online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Oulu takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Oulu. When traveling from Kilpisjarvi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Fun & Games Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Luovon Puoji
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Room Escape Games
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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