23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha


2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary builder site .

Doha, Qatar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or 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 cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°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 Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Venajanhiekka and then take in the pleasant sights at Jyrkkakosken Ruukki. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hiukka, then get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo trip maker .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill will get you outdoors.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip app .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip planning website .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori vacation maker .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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 22nd (Mon), head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

8
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Aurinkolahti Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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