42 days in Finland Itinerary

42 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the top attractions with Feelapland, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Seinajoki (Seinajoki Library, Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, &more). Spend the 23rd (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and stroll through Ojberget.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa sightseeing planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Powerpark, Saltkaret
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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 31st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ahvenisto, Yyteri Beach, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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 out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Teijo National Park, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum in Karttula (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuopio online visit planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Kuopio by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

5
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Mikkeli (Communications Centre Lokki & Anjan Puisto), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Imatra). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna visit planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Church of St. Nicholas, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Kotka are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation builder website.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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