41 days in Finland Itinerary

41 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Sotkamo
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 5 nights
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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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.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Visiting Teijo National Park and Bike Rental - by Carfield will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Pike's Gut (in Hanko). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Turku. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Turku to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are much colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

5
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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.
Let the collections at Vitikkala Manor and Villa Mairea capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, have fun at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere vacation builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

4
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro), Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi) and Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, head outdoors with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, and hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vaasa route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

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Historic Walking Area
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
4.1

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vaasa in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Angeli Reindeer Farm
5.0

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Luosto Adventures about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

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Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0
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Geologic Formation
Korouoma Canyon
5.0

3
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Relax by the water at Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Get in touch with nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Kainuun Vaellustalli. Step out of Sotkamo with an excursion to Kuhmo Arts Centre in Kuhmo--about 1 hour away.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

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Outdoor Activity
Kainuun Vaellustalli
4.8

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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. Get some cultural insight at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. Get in touch with nature at Akka-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Herajarvi Hiking Trail, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

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You can drive from Sotkamo to Lieksa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Linnansaari National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Koli National Park (Pielinen & Ukko-Koli Hill). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach, stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Woikosken Automuseo and Kouvola City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Asikkala (The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland & Pihamaa Estate & Winery), Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip site.

Drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. In September in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

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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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get interesting insight from Tours, trek along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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