40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
3
Kajaani
— 4 nights
4
Joensuu
— 6 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
6
Vaasa
— 4 nights
7
Pori
— 4 nights
8
Turku
— 4 nights
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

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Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Koitelinkoski and Nallikari Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, and walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip site.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

4
nights
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paltaniemi Church and Kajaani Castle ruins. Step out of the city life by going to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Hiidenportti National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kajaani side-trips: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Kainuun Vaellustalli (in Sotkamo). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kajaani day trip site.

You can drive from Oulu to Kajaani in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kajaani are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kajaani

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Sotkamo, Vuokatinvaara, Paltaniemi Church
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

6
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Uhrihalkeama and Joensuu Church. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto & Neitikoski Rapids) and Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more). It doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre and don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu vacation website.

Getting from Kajaani to Joensuu by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get some cultural insight at Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Escape the urban bustle at Linnansaari National Park and Puumalan Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Puumalan Lake, Linnansaari National Park, Kummakivi Boulder, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Wallsports Areena Seinajoki. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa holiday planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kokkola, Wallsports Areena Seinajoki
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Visit Old Rauma and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) for their historical value. Visiting Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Riihiniemen Uimaranta will get you outdoors. Take a break from Pori with a short trip to Spas in Tampere, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pori vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tampere, Old Rauma, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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 the city life by going to Bike Rental - by Carfield and The Archipelago Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uto and Turku Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, stop by Naantali Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, see the interesting displays at The Helsinki Fire Museum, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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