40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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40 days in Finland Itinerary

Oulu
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 13 nights
Fly + train + bus:  6​h 45​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 18 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Oulu

2
days
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Oulu online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Oulu. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

13
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Eeron Polku Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). On the 1st (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, stroll through Pyhatunturi, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pello, Pyhatunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Tatuka Palvelut, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat and then don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island route builder .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Rovaniemi to Kimito Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kimito Island, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Adventure, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, Ekenas Old Town
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

18
days
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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Lehman for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Kotka, Vantaa, Porvoo, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Marela Museum House, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

Before you visit Pori, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Helsinki to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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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
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally contemplate the long history of Stromso.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari road trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

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