25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuwait City

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planning website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Sun), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna). It doesn't end there: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum and look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Karhunkierros and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online tour planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Imatra trip builder app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."