19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Rauma
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Krakow in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, head outdoors with Lake Inari, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Inari is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ranua attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Ranua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Koli National Park.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll through Makravaara Hill, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, make a trip to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna vacation maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, head off the coast to Malonsaari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally get outside with Kuuskajaskari.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rauma travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then try your luck at PAF Casino, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Rauma to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): walk around Kupittaa Park, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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."