27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, then have fun at Tietomaa, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip website .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Joensuu (Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, & more).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park itinerary maker website .

Drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 13th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vaasa planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, make a trip to Mannerheim Statue, then examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally don't miss a visit to Naisvuori Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Kenkavero and then find something for the whole family at Visulahti.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli road trip planning site .

Getting from Vaasa to Mikkeli by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Visulahti ©
Visulahti
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get your game on at Moomin World. On your second day here, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park, then explore and take pictures at Savijarvi Gard Manor, and finally make a trip to Söderskärin majakka.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porvoo holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Savijarvi Gard Manor
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Söderskärin majakka ©
Söderskärin majakka

2
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. On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kotka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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