29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku online vacation maker.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Visavuori and Holy Cross Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planning app.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parola, Visavuori, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Petajavesi Old Church
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then see the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour website.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vaasa in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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.
Pielisen Museum and Old Mine Mining Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Joensuu Church in Joensuu (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Oulu to Koli National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Old Mine Mining Museum, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Joensuu Church
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Leppavirta Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuopio tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. May in Kuopio sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki. On your second day here, cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip maker.

You can take a train from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puumala, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

3
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Salpa Line Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Virolahti to see Bunker Museum about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Main Building of Military School, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo), and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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