27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). The adventure continues: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, walk around Riverside Park, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary maker app .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in October: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lieksa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Lieksa sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Lieksa in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto Adventures, Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and then stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Makeitout, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Vaasa at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Hameenlinna (Palander House & Ahvenisto) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Old Church of Keuruu, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park, Bonk Museum, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

For maps and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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