33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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33 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  24​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Medellin

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi planning tool .

Medellin, Colombia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Medellin to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Medellin in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Tietomaa, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Oulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Fun & Games Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Room Escape Games
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. When in Sotkamo, make a side trip to see Venajanhiekka in Rautavaara, approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hiukka, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oulu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and St. George Church. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Mikkeli (Park Mikkelipuisto, Communications Centre Lokki, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Linnansaari National Park, St. George Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Loviisa (Ungern and Rosen Fortresses & Loviisa Maritime Museum). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park, and admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loviisa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Kumlinge Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Turku to go to Korpo and see Korpo Church, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle.

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

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kumlinge Church, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Korpo Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then stroll through Kirjurinluoto, and then get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then look for gifts at Patakirppis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and stop by Keittioelamaa.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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