40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
8
Kuopio
— 3 nights
9
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
10
Kotka
— 4 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planning site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Islamabad in May, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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 to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online attractions planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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: Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo & Ahvenisto) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola), Powerpark (in Harma) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Spend the 29th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark, Seinajoki Library
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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 ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Joensuu (Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Vainolanniemi, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuopio travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Lappeenranta Fortress) and Puumala (Puumala wooden church, Puumalan Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mikkeli are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Motorcycle Museum of Finland (in Lahti). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Riverside Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow 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, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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