42 days in Finland Itinerary

42 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Train
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
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3
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see Santa Claus Office.

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

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. 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 · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Seinajoki (Seinajoki Library, Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, &more) and Powerpark (in Harma). 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, other places to visit, photos, 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 · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Powerpark ©
Theme Park
Powerpark
4.4

5
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

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: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 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 drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

5
nights
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: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Teijo National Park ©
National Park
Teijo National Park
4.6
Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then stroll through Kobba Klintar, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
4.7
Kastelholm Castle ©
Specialty Museum
Kastelholm Castle
4.2
Museumship Pommern ©
Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5

3
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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). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio route maker tool.

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, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Puijo Tower ©
Observation Deck
Puijo Tower
4.4
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Government Building
Kuopio Market City Hall
4.5

5
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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 Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, make a trip to Paateri, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Pielinen ©
Water Body
Pielinen
5.0
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

3
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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: Church of St. Nicholas (in Imatra), Mikkeli (Communications Centre Lokki & Anjan Puisto) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). 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 find photos, where to stay, 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Anjan Puisto ©
Outdoor Activity
Anjan Puisto
4.6
Church of St. Nicholas
Religious Site
Church of St. Nicholas
5.0

4
nights
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: stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

You can plan Kotka trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8
Salpa Line Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum
5.0

5
nights
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.
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, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, 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 · Nature

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