22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  7​h 15​min
End: Florence

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Linden Esplanade and Stromforsin ruukki. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Lempukka Beach (in Imatra) and Hamina Old Town (in Hamina). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and trek along Paijatsalo Trail.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner .

Florence, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Kouvola. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in August, with highs in Kouvola at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Lempukka Beach, Paijatsalo Trail, Hamina Old Town, Stromforsin ruukki
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Neitikoski Rapids & Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto). There's much more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kouvola to Joensuu in 4 hours. August in Joensuu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Lake Inari).

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Saariselka with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joensuu in August: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Visiting Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Tampere (Hatanpaa Arboretum, Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, & more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach and get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Saariselka to Pori in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tampere, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral