20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Raseborg

— 2 nights
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Raseborg online travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Raseborg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Raseborg

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then stroll through Arboretum Mustila, and then stroll around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Raseborg to Kouvola in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Vaasa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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.
Visiting Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Akka-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 16th (Mon), stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. On the next day, head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Feelapland. Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."