16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brasilia
Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Brasilia

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III (in Hamina). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort, see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

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

Brasilia, Brazil to Kouvola is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brasilia to Kouvola, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Kouvola is colder than Brasilia - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sapokka Water Garden, Woikosken Automuseo, German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Utra Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, then stop by Taitokortteli, and finally examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Joensuu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Joensuu takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Parks Shopping
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Joensuu in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

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