45 days in Finland Itinerary

45 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 5 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kajaani Airport, Drive to Sotkamo
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Sotkamo
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 6 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:

Kotka

— 5 nights
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. Bring the kids along to Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Lappeenranta (Joutsenon kirkko, Saimaa Canal, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Sotkamo

— 3 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kids will enjoy Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Hiukka. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. There's more to do: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sotkamo online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Kotka to Sotkamo with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Old Rauma, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Sotkamo to Turku by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari, approximately Ahtari away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kids will enjoy Outdoors Oulu Oy and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Oulu, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Koli National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church, Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Makravaara Hill, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 10:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Family-friendly places like Karhunkierros and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre will thrill your kids. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stroll through Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."