25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
7
Vaasa
— 2 nights
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
9
Turku
— 4 nights

4
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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. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

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

2
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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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then walk around Katariina Seaside Park, and finally walk around Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Paateri, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paateri ©
Paateri
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kuusamo using our trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then stroll through Outdoors Oulu Oy, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally whizz through the canopy at Zip Adventure Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Zip Adventure Park ©
Zip Adventure Park
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Linna Golf & Country Club). There's much more to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and walk around Nasi Park.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, The Parola Armour Museum
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Lenin Museum ©
Lenin Museum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tullin Sauna ©
Tullin Sauna

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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 a short trip to VMB Fishing in Salo (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and stroll around Kupittaa Park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Turku journey tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, VMB Fishing
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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