24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

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24 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: Bratislava

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bratislava in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Photography Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Powerpark (in Harma), Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Powerpark, Stundars Museum, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Saltkaret, Seinajoki Library
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa holiday planning website .

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

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

Drive from Lieksa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, Kummakivi Boulder, Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park, Siikalahti Wetland
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, walk around Palotorninvuori Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotka day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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 30 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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