27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder.

Detroit, USA to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in Levi reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, walk around Ainolan Puisto, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Kotka

— 4 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Kouvola (Tykkimaki Amusement Park, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire the natural beauty at Herb Garden Redoubt, and stroll around Sibelius Park.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 27th (Tue), get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then stroll around Runeberg Park, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Laivasilta.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porvoo vacation planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then walk around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary website.

Drive from Porvoo to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip site.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."