18 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

18 days in Lapland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Korouoma Canyon in Posio--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. In September, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Brussels - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki (Wallsports Areena Seinajoki & Aalto Center of Seinajoki). Spend the 8th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Terranova, make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vaasa online trip maker.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in September: highs in Vaasa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Seinajoki
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Sibeliusmuseum ©
Sibeliusmuseum
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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. Kotka is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kotka using our trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Main Building of Military School
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

5
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 with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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