22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
7
Turku
— 2 nights
8
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
9
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
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 20th (Sun): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Feelapland.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 24th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, thensee the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, thenhave fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio travel route planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in September, Kuopio is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Museums

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenmake a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, stop by Linden Esplanade, thentrek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip builder tool.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planning tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, The Parola Armour Museum, Visavuori
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 2nd (Fri): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online journey maker.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Porvoo Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to Riimikko in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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