23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rauma
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 6 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Toulouse

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Helsinki

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Market Square Kauppatori. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Galleria Joella, Turun Taidehalli, &more) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planning site.

Toulouse, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toulouse to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toulouse in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

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Koli National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Makravaara Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. Visiting Ukko-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna travel planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

5
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Bonk Museum and Pori Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Rauma and Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rauma: Koylio (Koylion Kirkkokari & Koylio Church), Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku) and Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), Herrainpaivat Beach, &more). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, examine the collection at Automobile Museum, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Rauma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum), Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center (in Mantta-Vilppula). Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Tampere trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

North Karelia travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Gardens
North Karelia is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia, as well as Russia.The city of Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia.North Karelia is renowned among public health officials. In the 1960s Finland led industrialized nations in heart disease mortality rates; North Karelia had Finland's highest incidence. In 1972 a long-term project was undertaken which targeted this risk in North Karelia. The resulting improvement in public health is still considered remarkable, a model for the rest of the nation.MunicipalitiesThe region of North Karelia is made up of 13 municipalities, of which four have city status (marked in bold).Joensuu sub-region: Ilomantsi (5,693)Joensuu (74,475)Juuka (5,355)Kontiolahti (14,104)Liperi (12,288)Outokumpu (7,396)Polvijärvi (4,772) Central Karelia sub-region: Kitee (9,083)Rääkkylä (2,528)Tohmajärvi (4,975)Pielinen Karelia sub-region: Lieksa (12,568)Nurmes (8,358)Valtimo (2,438)

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Aland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites