42 days in Finland Itinerary

42 days in Finland Itinerary

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42 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, expand your understanding of the military at German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planning site .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Kotka is minus 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Valkmusa National Park, German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, Saimaa Canal, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Smart Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle, Smart Park
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Wiklof Holding Arena ©
Wiklof Holding Arena

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo), Snow Village (in Kittila) and Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. On the 19th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in September, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Muonio, Lemmenjoki National Park, Seven Fells Up, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip tool .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, fun & games, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September in Oulu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Spend a day of island exploring on the 27th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner .

Drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip maker .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Parola
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

7
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.
Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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