28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Doha
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Doha

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre capture your imagination. Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Posio and see Korouoma Canyon, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Doha to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in July, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uhrihalkeama and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. The adventure continues: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

2
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. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Powerpark (in Harma) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). Spend the 4th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. It doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery and head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Powerpark, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Wed), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pori holiday app.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Laukko Manor and Tallipihan Suklaapuotifor plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahvenisto will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip maker tool.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Galleria Joella. Do some cultural sightseeing at Naantali Old Town and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get your game on at Moomin World, view the masterpieces at Gallery A, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and shop like a local with Photographic Centre Peri.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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