27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Lieksa
— 4 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In September, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough 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 ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, thenhit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Museums Trails

Side Trips

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

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). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Terranova, browse the collection at Seinajoki Library, and view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saariselka in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arctic Museum Nanoq, Seinajoki Library, Saltkaret, Powerpark
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Pielinen, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Paateri, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa road trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Lieksa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Mikkeli (Anjan Puisto & Communications Centre Lokki). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Mikkeli, Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Laune Central Park (in Lahti), Kotka (Riverside Park, Santalahti Nature Trail, &more) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola route planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Laune Central Park, Woikosken Automuseo
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside 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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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