20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki route planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Raseborg trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Raseborg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Raseborg can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Raseborg to Kouvola takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Wed), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, go for a walk through Saltkaret, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip maker site .

Getting from Kouvola to Vaasa by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill.

Before you visit Koli National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, head outdoors with Karhunkierros and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Feelapland. Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Poro Farmi. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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