33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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33 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Sund, Aland Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Mustasaari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Karachi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Karachi, Pakistan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Karachi in August, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Sibelius Hall (in Lahti), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kouvola vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kouvola by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, expect nights in Kouvola to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Valkmusa National Park, Sapokka Water Garden, Sibelius Hall
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Salpa Line (in Kerimaki), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sund.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Salpa Line, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Sund, Aland Island

Sund ©
Sund is a municipality of Åland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally contemplate the long history of Bomarsund.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sund trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Savonlinna to Sund. In September, daily temperatures in Sund can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Sund

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mariehamn, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sund to Turku. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik, identify plant and animal life at Oro, and then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Explore Rauma's surroundings by going to Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki), Pori (Yyteri Beach, Juselius Mausoleum, & more) and Koylio Church (in Koylio). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Marela Museum House and learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma road trip site .

Drive from Kimito Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rauma sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Isokari Lighthouse, Koylio Church
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

3
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mustasaari: Powerpark (in Harma) and Vaasa (Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, Tropiclandia, & more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 19th (Wed) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Rauma to Mustasaari by car takes about 3.5 hours. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vaasa, Powerpark
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Holy Cross Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Sibelius Birthplace (in Haemeenlinna) and Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu). There's much more to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Keuruu, Holy Cross Church, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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