46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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46 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
6
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, relax in the rural setting at Orbas Reindeer Farm, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. In August, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Luosto Adventures, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
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), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, walk around Ainolan Puisto, stroll through Nallikari Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Marjaniemi Lighthouse
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and then take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Aava Kertun Kotitila, then head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, and then examine the collection at Terranova.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vaasa attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere online journey planner .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Ahvenisto
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Parainen) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Turku fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma, Teijo National Park, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have fun at Vainolanniemi, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner .

Fly from Turku to Kuopio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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. Go for a jaunt from Lieksa to Rautavaara to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lieksa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lieksa takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Riihisaari, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Viewing Platform in Puumala) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and head outdoors with Anjan Puisto.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli attractions planner .

Getting from Joensuu to Mikkeli by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Puumala, Repovesi National Park, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

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 out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kotka road trip app .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kotka are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Saimaa Canal, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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). There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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