27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In September, Rovaniemi is little chillier than London - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saariselka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Trails Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, see the interesting displays at Terranova, and explore the world behind art at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in September, you will find days in Vaasa are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Seinajoki Library, Powerpark
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Powerpark ©
Powerpark

3
nights
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 with an excursion to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku vacation app .

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Turku to Lieksa with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mikkeli (Anjan Puisto & Communications Centre Lokki), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Puumala, Siikalahti Wetland, Kummakivi Boulder, Kolovesi National Park
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Laune Central Park (in Lahti) and Kotka (Riverside Park, Santalahti Nature Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo, Laune Central Park
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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 still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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