40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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40 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  18​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kuopio
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Islamabad

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Islamabad in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Haemeenlinna (Vankilamuseo & Ahvenisto Activity Park). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Powerpark (in Harma), Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Spend a day of island exploring on the 29th (Wed) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Powerpark, Seinajoki Library, Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Arctic Museum Nanoq
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 2nd (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning tool .

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, & more).

Discover how to plan a Koli National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 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 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kuopio is known for museums, fun & games, nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have fun at Vainolanniemi, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary website .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In June in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Lappeenranta Fortress) and Puumala (Puumala wooden church, Puumalan Lake, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli day trip app .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Puumala, Lappeenranta, Repovesi National Park, Olavinlinna Castle
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti). There's much more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Saimaa Canal, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Motorcycle Museum of Finland, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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