25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

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: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Turku is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive 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. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, browse the collection at Seinajoki Library, and have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip site .

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Stundars Museum, Powerpark, Seinajoki Library
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Makeitout ©
Makeitout

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Luosto Adventures, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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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. Go for a jaunt from Lieksa to Koli to see Koli Shop Retkitupa about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Wolkoff House Museum, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Palotorninvuori Park, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kotka tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Lieksa to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can 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
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to 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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