20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Curitiba
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Curitiba

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 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Curitiba to Helsinki, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in May, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Sat), stroll through The Archipelago Trail, thenget your game on at Moomin World, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Turku road trip tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, thentake in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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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

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 15th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Vaasa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park holiday builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, thenhave fun at Vainolanniemi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio route builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Nature

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kotka driving holiday site.

Drive from Kuopio to Kotka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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