25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Verona
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  7 h 45 min
End: Verona

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner.

Verona, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Verona to Helsinki. Traveling from Verona in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Laajalahti Nature Reserve, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Riverside Park & Sapokka Water Garden), Kouvola (Hevoshaan Arboretum, Repovesi National Park, & more) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta day trip app .

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hamina, Imatra, Kotka, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step out of Kuopio with an excursion to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online trip maker .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
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Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Kurjenrahka National Park, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

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