46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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46 days in Finland Itinerary

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, hike along The Archipelago Trail, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel site .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get little chillier in Turku: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
Get in touch with nature at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vitikkala Manor and Pori Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). Next up on the itinerary: 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning site .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Paijatsalo Trail, Laukko Manor, Vitikkala Manor
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. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and The Devil's Nest. Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Stundars Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Wallsports Areena Seinajoki (in Seinajoki), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Tikanoja Art Museum, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa tour itinerary site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pirunpesa, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Stundars Museum, Wallsports Areena Seinajoki
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 1st (Sun), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail.

To plan Saariselka vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Vaasa to Saariselka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in August; daily highs in Saariselka reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort and then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Levi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Luosto Adventures will get you outdoors. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Korouoma Canyon in Posio--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto Adventures, Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uhrihalkeama and Pielisen Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Akka-Koli Hill and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lieksa trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Lieksa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kerimaki Church and Joensuu Church. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski), Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Utra Beach, and stop by Taitokortteli.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu holiday planner .

Drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Joensuu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Riihisaari, Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Art Centre Salmela. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli and Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Puumala wooden church (in Puumala) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Anjan Puisto and view the masterpieces at Navetta Galleria.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Mikkeli in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. You'll explore and learn at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Woikosken Automuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery & The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner .

You can take a train from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

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 ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and ARTag Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take in the exciting artwork at Gumbostrand Konst & Form.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip site .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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