19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki — 5 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 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Konya, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Konya to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Konya in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.
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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 29th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kouvola.
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Kouvola — 2 nights

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

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You can fly from Turku to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.
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Savonlinna — 1 night

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna vacation maker website.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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."
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