22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
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
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku sightseeing planning tool.

Detroit, USA to Turku is an approximately 21- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Turku to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 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
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): go for a walk through Saltkaret, take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, then get a taste of life in the country at Aava Kertun Kotitila, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online vacation builder.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
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 the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, get curious at Tietomaa, and then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

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Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

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

2
nights
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): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions tool.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time 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. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli National Park (Pielinen & Ukko-Koli Hill), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Riihisaari (in Savonlinna). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, look for gifts at Taitokortteli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip site.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, stroll around Sibelius Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotka route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can 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
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can 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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