22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Kotka
— 3 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Detroit, USA to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Turku. In June, Turku is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
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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 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, then get a taste of life in the country at Aava Kertun Kotitila, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

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

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, stroll through Nallikari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then get curious at Tietomaa, and then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Pielinen, don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Riihisaari, Kerimaki Church
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
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. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kotka tour planning website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kotka in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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