41 days in Finland Itinerary

41 days in Finland Itinerary

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41 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  9​h
1
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and The Archipelago Trail. You'll get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pike's Gut (in Hanko), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Turku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Rome to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Turku hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vitikkala Manor and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, explore the activities along Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Vitikkala Manor, Villa Mairea, Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Visiting Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and The Devil's Nest will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola) and Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vaasa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Pirunpesa, Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company

1
night
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), wander the wide-open spaces of Angeli Reindeer Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning tool .

You can fly from Vaasa to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Parks Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Luosto Adventures. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Korouoma Canyon in Posio--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rovaniemi fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Luosto Adventures, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venajanhiekka and Hiukka. Visiting Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Kainuun Vaellustalli will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sotkamo with a short trip to Kuhmo Arts Centre in Kuhmo, about 1 hour away.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo sightseeing planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Kuhmo Arts Centre
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Kuhmo Arts Centre ©
Kuhmo Arts Centre

5
nights
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 in touch with nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Lieksa to Koli to see Koli Shop Retkitupa about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and make a trip to Paateri.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lieksa trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Lieksa takes 2.5 hours. September in Lieksa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Linnansaari National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). There's lots more to do: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, make a trip to Joensuu Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Riihisaari, Linnansaari National Park, Kolovesi National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Let the collections at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Kouvola City Museum capture your imagination. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Asikkala (The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland & Pihamaa Estate & Winery), Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and take in the dramatic natural features at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kouvola takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Asikkala, Woikosken Automuseo, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Arctic Expedition (in Espoo) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker site .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Hiidenkirnut
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral