22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Florence

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Linden Esplanade and Hamina Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Lempukka Beach (in Imatra). There's much more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola tour app.

Florence, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 10-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 little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in August, with highs in Kouvola at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Paijatsalo Trail, Stromforsin Ruukki, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
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. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, &more), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Neitikoski Rapids & Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Joensuu day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Joensuu takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, 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 ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Lake Inari in Inari--about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Saariselka. Traveling from Joensuu in August, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around 19°C and lows about 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 ©
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Herrainpaivat Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Tampere (Hatanpaa Arboretum, Riihiniemen Uimaranta, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

Planning Pori trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saariselka to Pori in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to 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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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