19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In October, Rovaniemi is colder than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Era Eero, and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, look for all kinds of wild species at Hiidenvuori, and then stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Riverside Park
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On the next day, go for a walk through Visavuori, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Visavuori
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 17th (Thu), head outdoors with Archipelago National Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then expand your understanding of the military at Oro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island holiday maker .

You can drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik
Oro ©
Oro

2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo national park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Raseborg trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Raseborg in an hour. In October in Raseborg, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Raseborg

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Snappertunan kirkko, Teijo National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app .

Getting from Raseborg to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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