21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi planner.

Tbilisi, Georgia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Tbilisi in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are much colder (18°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kuopio attractions website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 17th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then examine the collection at Terranova, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Vaasa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Valkeakoski and see Visavuori, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get your game on at Moomin World, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's much more to do: walk around Riverside Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planning app.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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.
Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

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."