19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
7
Raseborg
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Tue), examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, thenidentify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Feelapland. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °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 Tours
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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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, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hevoshaan Arboretum, and then stroll around Riverside Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online tour planner.

Fly from Kouvola to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Vaasa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife 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

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, and then stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Raseborg attractions planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Raseborg in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to The National Library of Finland.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planning site.

Drive from Raseborg to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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