21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 day
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online attractions planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and stroll around Sapokka Water Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planning website.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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