28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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28 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Nairobi

3
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukion Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Helsinki. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pori holiday maker website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Pori in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tikanoja Art Museum and Mustasaaren kirkko. Step out of the city life by going to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Wallsports Areena Seinajoki (in Seinajoki). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Setterbergin Puisto and see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vaasa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Stundars Museum, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 18th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in June, you will find days in Saariselka are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Do your shopping at Jemes Sport and Sarestoniemi Museum. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Scandinavian Adventures in Akaslompolo, approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi vacation planning site .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Kittila, Scandinavian Adventures, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Arctic Emotions Oy and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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. Step out of the city life by going to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. When in Lieksa, make a side trip to see Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli, approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tarhapuro Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lieksa trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll explore and learn at Old Mine Mining Museum and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Pielinen, look for gifts at Taitokortteli, and make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Joensuu trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kolovesi National Park, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Centre Salmela and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Hiidenvuori. Change things up with a short trip to Riverside Park in Kotka (about 44 minutes away). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kouvola day trip app .

Getting from Joensuu to Kouvola by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Riverside Park, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Hiidenvuori, Art Centre Salmela, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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