44 days in Finland Itinerary

44 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Helsinki
— 11 nights
Fly + Subway:  19 h 30 min
End: Taipei

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bonk Museum and Automobile Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Porin Kauppahalli, Juselius Mausoleum, &more) and Uusikaupunki Old Church (in Uusikaupunki). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rauma is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Taipei to Rauma, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taipei in September, things will get cooler in Rauma: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and ArtBank (in Pargas). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, ArtBank
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle) and Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto (in Ruovesi). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, and get outside with FUN53 Charter.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Pakasaivo & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 6th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: get your game on at ICIUM Wonderworld of Ice and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online attractions planner.

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampere in October, with highs in Levi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Muonio, Seven Fells Up
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo and Tietomaa. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, head outdoors with Superpark Oulu, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu sightseeing tool.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Oulu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Mikkeli Cathedral (in Mikkeli) and Imatra (De tre korsens kyrka & Imatra Waterfall). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and learn about winemaking at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip maker.

Fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, Linnansaari National Park, Mikkeli Cathedral, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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 a sense of the local culture at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and head off the coast to Haapasaari Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka vacation planning website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

11
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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