26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Exeter, UK to Tampere is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Tampere is 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
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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.
Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Vaski Adventure Island
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, thenexamine the collection at Terranova, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa travel website.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

2
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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 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenengage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally have fun at Angry Birds Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip app.

Getting from Vaasa to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Vaasa in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, thenexperience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koli
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Repovesi National Park). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kotka holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Marian Kirkko
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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