45 days in Finland Itinerary

45 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
3
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
7
Kotka
— 4 nights
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
9
Turku
— 5 nights
10
Tampere
— 5 nights
11
Inari
— 4 nights
12
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riisitunturi National Park and Karhunkierros. Escape the urban bustle at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

Plan trip to Sotkamo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. September in Sotkamo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Take a break from the city and head to Herajarvi Hiking Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Kuopio and see Valkeisenlampi, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sotkamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Valkeisenlampi
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Siikalahti Wetland
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Taipalsaaren kirkko. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Imatra Waterfall and Malonsaari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Lappeen Marian kirkko). There's much more to do: stroll through Lempukka Beach, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Imatra sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Taipalsaaren kirkko
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Taipalsaaren kirkko ©
Taipalsaaren kirkko

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marian Kirkko and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Step out of Kotka to go to Iitti and see Hiidenvuori, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Riverside Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kotka travel route builder app.

You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Kotka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Valkmusa National Park, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip builder app.

Getting from Kotka to Kimito Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Teijo National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku travel route website.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pernio, Korpo Church, Old Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Keuruu and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Virrat (Killinkoski Church & Marttinen), Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). It doesn't end there: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Virrat, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Church of Keuruu
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Get outdoors at Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Inari travel route builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Aalto House and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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