46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
3
Vaasa
— 5 nights
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Levi
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
7
Lieksa
— 5 nights
8
Joensuu
— 4 nights
9
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
10
Kouvola
— 3 nights
11
Helsinki
— 7 nights

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Uto and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Turku trip maker site.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Turku reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 Laukko Manor and Vitikkala Manor. Visit Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Pori (Pori Art Museum, Yyteri Beach, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, explore the world behind art at Haihara Art Centre, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere holiday builder website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Paijatsalo Trail, Laukko Manor, Vitikkala Manor, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Let the collections at Tikanoja Art Museum and Arctic Museum Nanoq capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi), Wallsports Areena Seinajoki (in Seinajoki) and Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Pirunpesa, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Wallsports Areena Seinajoki
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 1st (Sun), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, thenhit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Vaasa to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vaasa in August: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Sarestoniemi Museum, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Korouoma Canyon. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Luosto Adventures in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi visit website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Luosto Adventures, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

5
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. Visiting Akka-Koli Hill and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Herajarvi Hiking Trail, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more). There's more to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lieksa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Popular historic sites such as Kerimaki Church and Joensuu Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Ukko-Koli Hill (in Koli National Park), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Riihisaari (in Savonlinna). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Taitokortteli and enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joensuu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Riihisaari
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Centre Salmela and Navetta Galleria. The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Puumala wooden church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, get outside with Anjan Puisto, and take in the exciting artwork at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online trip builder.

Drive from Joensuu to Mikkeli in 3 hours. September in Mikkeli sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Art Centre Salmela, Puumala wooden church, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery & The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Asikkala, Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

7
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.
Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Galerie Forsblom. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and visit Katajanokka.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vantaa, Hiidenkirnut, Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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