27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Lahti
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
6
Rantasalmi
— 1 day
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
8
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
9
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Visit Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Stromforsin Ruukki for their historical value. It doesn't end there: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti day trip planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Kuusisto Manor. Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, thenmake a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: walk around Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pori planning website.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mustasaari route maker website.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
day
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rantasalmi trip planner.

Drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Rantasalmi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

4
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. And it doesn't end there: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

Make your Koli National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Take a break from the city and head to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Venajanhiekka. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hiukka.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sotkamo day trip planning website.

Drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. July in Sotkamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planning website.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Pyhatunturi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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