35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
7
Vaasa
— 3 nights
8
Tampere
— 5 nights
9
Turku
— 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

4
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 out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kotka driving holiday planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Main Building of Military School, Saimaa Canal, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland), Mikkeli (Communications Centre Lokki & Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli) and Museum Juvan (in Juva). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online tour planner.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parikkala, Mikkeli, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Museum Juvan
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park travel tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thenwander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit website.

Drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava), Powerpark (in Harma) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout, and make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vaasa vacation builder website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Seinajoki Library, Powerpark
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala ©
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, The Parola Armour Museum, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park
Turku University Botanical Garden ©
Turku University Botanical Garden

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