27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Turku
— 4 nights
7
Haemeenlinna
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Spokane

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo) will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route site .

Spokane, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Spokane to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Spokane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Halosenniemi Museum, Pyhan Laurin kirkko, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
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. Let the collections at Salpa Line Museum and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Ankkapurha Culture Park (in Kouvola) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate the long history of Hamina Town Hall, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip maker app .

Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the history at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then head outdoors with Lietvesi Scenic Road, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kummakivi Boulder, Lietvesi Scenic Road
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielisen Museum and Old Mine Mining Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Old Mine Mining Museum
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip website .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. Visit Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma for their historical value. Step out of Turku to go to Uusikaupunki and see Automobile Museum, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the exhibits of Ett Hem Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku attractions planning website .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Haemeenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Automobile Museum, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

4
nights
Haemeenlinna

Haemeenlinna ©
Visavuori and The Finnish Railway Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parola Tank Museum and Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haemeenlinna: Riihimaki Art Museum (in Riihimaki), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and Lahti (Apulandia, Ristinkirkko, & more).

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Haemeenlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Haemeenlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Haemeenlinna, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Haemeenlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahti, Riihimaki, Parola, The Finnish Railway Museum, Visavuori
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
The Finnish Railway Museum ©
The Finnish Railway Museum

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