14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture. On the next day, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
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Finland travel guide

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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."