43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Vaasa
— 4 nights
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
5
Kotka
— 4 nights
6
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
8
Oulu
— 4 nights
9
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
10
Levi
— 5 nights

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, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, 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 °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car 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

4
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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, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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 Childrens Museums
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
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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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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 Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Powerpark, Kyr0 Distillery Company, Seinajoki Library, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow 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
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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: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka online tour planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Johanna Oras Art Gallery (in Punkaharju), Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more) and Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, &more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, identify plant and animal life at Neitvuori, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, and enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

4
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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, trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

4
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and get your game on at Hoplop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planning website.

Drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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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). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park

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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). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Levi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. 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

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

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