35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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35 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Curitiba

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. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotka journey maker website .

Curitiba, Brazil to Kotka is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Curitiba to Kotka, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. 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 ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Change things up with a short trip to Venajanhiekka in Rautavaara (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park route planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Pilke Science Centre will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Feelapland and Pyha-Luosto National Park. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Korouoma Canyon in Posio, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature 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

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Bring the kids along to Powerpark and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Step out of the city life by going to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Ojberget. Take a break from Vaasa with a short trip to Kyr0 Distillery Company in Isokyro, about 38 minutes away.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Pori

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

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori travel website .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get some historical perspective at Tampere Cathedral and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Haemeenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Ahvenisto Activity Park) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere journey planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ahtari Zoo
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naantali Old Town and Turku Cathedral. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, browse the exhibits of Ett Hem Museum, and shop like a local with Galleria Joella.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Finnish Museum of Horology will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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