46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
Get outdoors at Uto and The Archipelago Trail. 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: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Turku reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laukko Manor and Pori Art Museum. Visit Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Pori (Yyteri Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

5
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Let the collections at Tikanoja Art Museum and Stundars Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, get outside with Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, 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 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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
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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, then hit 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 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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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 13°C, and evening lows to 5°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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

5
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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.
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 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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. Visiting Akka-Koli Hill and Makravaara Hill 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) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). 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 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Get some historical perspective at Kerimaki Church and Joensuu Church. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Ukko-Koli Hill (in Koli National Park), Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). It doesn't end there: join in the after-dark buzz 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 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Centre Salmela and Puumala wooden church. Do your shopping at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli and Navetta Galleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus and get outside with Anjan Puisto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli vacation tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland (in Asikkala), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kouvola online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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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.
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 19°C during the day and 8°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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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