26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Riverside Park & Santalahti Nature Trail). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kouvola road trip planner.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Kouvola is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kouvola is minus 3.5 hours. In June, Kouvola is much colder than Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip website.

Getting from Kouvola to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kouvola in June, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then get outside with Karhunkierros. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the activities along Wanha Raatesalmi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo online journey 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 June, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koli National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Visavuori in Valkeakoski--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stop by Hameenkatu, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): cast your line with VMB Fishing and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:

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."