44 days in Finland Itinerary

44 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Alexandria
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
6
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Alexandria

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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's lots more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka online travel route planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Kotka is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Alexandria in October: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Wolkoff House Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Viewing Platform in Puumala) and Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Olavinlinna Castle). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and get outside with Anjan Puisto.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli road trip planning app.

Drive from Kotka to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Savonlinna, Kummakivi Boulder, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, have fun at Vainolanniemi, and don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Mikkeli to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Room Escape Games
Snellman Park
Snellman Park

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip maker.

You can drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Joensuu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Riihisaari
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rylays Hill, Uhrihalkeama, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lieksa takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Muonio: Kittila (Giewont Husky Adventures & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Sirkka (G2 ICEKARTING & Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Muonio trip planner.

Drive from Lieksa to Muonio in 9.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in November; daily highs in Muonio reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Luosto Adventures in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

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You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Traveling from Muonio in November, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko (in Isokyro). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and fly down the slopes at Ojberget.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Vaasa to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Seinajoki Library, Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, Arctic Museum Nanoq
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Vaski Adventure Island
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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