19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London


1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip maker site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vaasa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kuopio to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Valkeakoski and see Visavuori, which is approximately 36 minutes away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel tool .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Runeberg Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, examine the collection at Loviisa Maritime Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Laivasilta, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Loviisa
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

3
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 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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