40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
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.

To find ratings, photos, 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 18°C and lows at 7°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

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train 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: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo & Ahvenisto). Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday planning app.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°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
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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), Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Powerpark (in Harma). 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, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Seinajoki Library, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark
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, photos, maps, 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 do a combination of train and bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Adventure Parks

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

4
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: Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature 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 ©
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, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, 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 20°C during the day and 10°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, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, 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 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train 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
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
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), Puumala (Puumala wooden church, Puumalan Lake, &more) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Lappeenranta Fortress). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

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

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°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, Olavinlinna Castle, Repovesi National Park
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). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, walk around Sibelius Park, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotka itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kotka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Saimaa Canal, Motorcycle Museum of Finland
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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