37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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37 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

4
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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Artisaani, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Lapinlahti.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Helsinki using our trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at MyGoodKnife and Art Gallery Merila. Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral and Hamina Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Art Centre Salmela (in Mantyharju). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online road trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Art Centre Salmela
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
For shopping fun, head to Kauppakeskus Mylly or Turun Kauppahalli. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Galleria Joella. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Teijo national park in Pernio, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Laukko Manor and Pori Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and Finlayson Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, shop like a local with Haihara Art Centre, and stop by Keittioelamaa.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere attractions app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Paijatsalo Trail, Laukko Manor
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. Head to Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Tikanoja Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Vaasa to Mustasaari to see Aava Kertun Kotitila about 30 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa road trip tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski). There's still lots to do: hike along Kiutakongas Rapids, examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Change things up with a short trip to Pyhatunturi in Pelkosenniemi (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

Plan trip to Rovaniemi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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