42 days in Finland Itinerary

42 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 4 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
6
Oulu
— 3 nights
7
Vaasa
— 4 nights
8
Pori
— 2 nights
9
Tampere
— 5 nights
10
Helsinki
— 7 nights

3
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, appreciate the history behind German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Kotka due to the time zone difference. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saimaa Canal, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki, Repovesi National Park
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku visit planning app.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Smart Park. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online vacation planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Smart Park, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Smart Park ©
Smart Park
Room Escape Games
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. Spend the 19th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Levi in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mariehamn in September; daily highs in Levi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Muonio, Lemmenjoki National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Seven Fells Up
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Spend the 27th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, hit the slopes at Ojberget, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa travel planner.

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Mon), admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, thenexplore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church). Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Parola
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

7
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.
Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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