44 days in Finland Itinerary

44 days in Finland Itinerary

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44 days in Finland Itinerary

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Ankkapurha Culture Park). There's much more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kotka online trip maker .

Alexandria, Egypt to Kotka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Alexandria in October, expect Kotka to be cooler, temps between 8°C and 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

Salpa Line Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Wolkoff House Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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 ©

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Viewing Platform in Puumala), Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Olavinlinna Castle) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli online trip planner .

Drive from Kotka to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuopio holiday maker app .

Getting from Mikkeli to Kuopio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
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4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, get your bearings at Riihisaari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu vacation site .

Getting from Kuopio to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Siikalahti Wetland, 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. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Joensuu to Lieksa in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Muonio: Kittila (Giewont Husky Adventures & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Sirkka (G2 ICEKARTING & Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm). On the 9th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Lieksa to Muonio by car takes about 9 hours. In November, Muonio is little chillier than Lieksa - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Traveling from Muonio in November, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko (in Isokyro), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore 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 find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Vaasa at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto, and examine the collection at Palander House.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online journey builder .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the 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:
Highlights from your plan
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

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 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, head off the coast to Uto, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car 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:
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. 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

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

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