43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Knock
Drive + Fly:  11 h
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Oulu
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Levi
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h
End: Knock

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Knock, Ireland to Turku is an approximately 11- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Knock to Turku is 2 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder app.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Spas

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, get your game on at Makeitout, examine the collection at Terranova, and stop by Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum, Powerpark, Kyr0 Distillery Company, Seinajoki Library
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

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

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Johanna Oras Art Gallery (in Punkaharju), Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, &more) and Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, get great views at Naisvuori Observation Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Neitvuori, and explore the venue of Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Puumala, Johanna Oras Art Gallery, Woikosken Automuseo, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori

4
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: explore the activities along Pielinen, don't miss a visit to Paateri, explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Koli National Park takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
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: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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