20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tammisaari
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Tammisaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tammisaari

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko and then see what you can catch with Guide-Matti. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi, then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, then stroll through Bellevue Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Fagervik Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tammisaari sightseeing planning app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Tammisaari is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. October in Tammisaari sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tammisaari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, trek along Hiidenvuori, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and finally stop by Linden Esplanade. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tammisaari to Kouvola in 3 hours. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and finally take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Matkailutila Paimentupa, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. November in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

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You can drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and finally take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa online travel planner.

Getting from Sotkamo to Vaasa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. November in Vaasa sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pori travel app.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Pori are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip website.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, then cast your line with VMB Fishing, and finally revel in the low prices at Muurla Design Marketing Oy.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island holiday builder app.

Drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."