19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). The adventure continues: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary builder site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kotka is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Kotka. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning site.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park road trip planning website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. May in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Koli National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Terranova, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stundars Museum, Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku planning tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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.
Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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