25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brussels

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma, Teijo National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Terranova, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa holiday maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Luosto Adventures
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lieksa road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

4
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Wolkoff House Museum, &more) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, walk around Palotorninvuori Park, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotka itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kotka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Hamina Town Hall
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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 with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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