46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Oulu
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Marjaniemi Lighthouse (in Hailuoto), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nallikari Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

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You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski

2
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Aava Kertun Kotitila, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then see the interesting displays at Terranova.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

5
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas), Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, visit Naantali Old Town, get your game on at Moomin World, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku visit planning tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Room Escape Games

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Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, have fun at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuopio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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 (Akka-Koli Hill, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kuopio to Lieksa by car takes about 3 hours. September in Lieksa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. September in Joensuu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Viewing Platform in Puumala) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get outside with Anjan Puisto, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, and don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Mikkeli in 3 hours. September in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, stroll around Katariina Seaside Park, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Getting from Mikkeli to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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