35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 3 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 5 nights
7
Turku
— 5 nights
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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 in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Bring the kids along to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Riverside Park. Change things up with a short trip to Hiidenvuori in Iitti (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Kotka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Curitiba to Kotka. June in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

5
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Venajanhiekka in Rautavaara (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli Shop Retkitupa, Venajanhiekka
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Syvasenvaara Fell and Santa Claus Office. Change things up with a short trip to Korouoma Canyon in Posio (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, get interesting insight from Feelapland, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Terranova and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. Family-friendly places like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Powerpark will thrill your kids. Step out of Vaasa to go to Isokyro and see Kyr0 Distillery Company, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, look and learn at Meteoriihi, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and stroll through Ojberget.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Powerpark, Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pori vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Ahtari Zoo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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.
Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, stop by Naantali Old Town, get your game on at Moomin World, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary site.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Katajanokka. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Heureka
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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