21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Santiago

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning site .

Santiago, Chile to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

Plan my trip to Kotka with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Step out of Joensuu with an excursion to Kerimaki Church in Kerimaki--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, look for gifts at Taitokortteli, kick back and relax at Utra Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Joensuu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Joensuu takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Ukko-Koli Hill
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

1
night
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
On the 9th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kajaani driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Joensuu to Kajaani in 3 hours. June in Kajaani sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Paltaniemi Church
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Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Kajaani to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 12th (Fri), engage your brain at Tietomaa, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu driving holiday website .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation builder app .

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Tue), get your game on at Moomin World, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then stroll around Sibelius Monument, and then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir.

Discover how to plan a Helsinki trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Shopping
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Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir ©

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