31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's lots more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Riverside Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker.

Bengaluru, India to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Kotka. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in October: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

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National Park
Repovesi National Park
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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Joensuu online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Joensuu takes 4.5 hours. In October in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lieksa.

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Water Body
Pielinen
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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Paateri, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Lieksa sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Joensuu to Lieksa by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lieksa

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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0
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Landmark
Paateri
4.8
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Outdoor Activity
Neitikoski Rapids
5.0

3
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, walk around Ainolan Puisto, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Drive from Lieksa to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Biking Trail
Outdoors Oulu Oy
4.8
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Water Body
Koitelinkoski
4.8

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Luosto Adventures in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games

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Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Vaasa hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Entertainment Center
Makeitout
4.8

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning tool.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

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Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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Fun & Games
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, hike along The Archipelago Trail, walk around Kultaranta Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
4.6
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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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