40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and stroll around Palotorninvuori Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 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 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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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.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, get your game on at Moomin World, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip app.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 30th (Tue), take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): stroll around Lilla holmen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

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Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio tour planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Kuopio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Joensuu tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Uhrihalkeama, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Paateri, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lieksa takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Korouoma Canyon in Posio (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, and identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip site.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Powerpark (in Harma) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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