23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 8 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Santa Claus Office. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Doha, Qatar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in July, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka and then admire the landmark architecture of Jyrkkakosken Ruukki. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Hiukka, thenget great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo visit planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, examine the collection at Terranova, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenmake a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, thenstroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pori vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then get your game on at Moomin World. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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