17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
5
Turku
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In September, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum), Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Joensuu trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In September, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's lots more to do: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip planning website.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kotka in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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 Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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