41 days in Finland Itinerary

41 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 5 nights
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
3
Vaasa
— 4 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
6
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
7
Lieksa
— 5 nights
8
Joensuu
— 4 nights
9
Kouvola
— 3 nights
10
Helsinki
— 6 nights

5
nights
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 Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bellevue Beach. Visiting Teijo National Park and Bike Rental - by Carfield will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Pike's Gut (in Hanko) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Let the collections at Vitikkala Manor and Vapriikin Museokeskus capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). The adventure continues: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Mairea, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Vitikkala Manor
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. 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: Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola), Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi) and Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro). 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.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Pirunpesa, Kyr0 Distillery Company, Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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), 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.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Arctic Emotions Oy. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. 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

Luosto Adventures, Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

3
nights
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.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Kuhmo Arts Centre
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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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 some cultural insight at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. Get in touch with nature at Akka-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Herajarvi Hiking Trail, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and make a trip to Paateri.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Lieksa takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
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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 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.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Riihisaari, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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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. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Woikosken Automuseo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Asikkala (The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland & Pihamaa Estate & Winery). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola journey tool.

Drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Asikkala, Arboretum Mustila, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Woikosken Automuseo
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Vantaa Art Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) 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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Hiidenkirnut
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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