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
Fly:  3​h
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
train:  1​h 30​min
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.
Get some cultural insight at Naantali Old Town and Turku Cathedral. Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Photographic Centre Perifor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, head off the coast to Uto, and get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield.

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Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku due to the time zone difference. 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

Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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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 Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Do your shopping at Vitikkala Manor and Laukko Manor. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Pori (Pori Art Museum & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Paijatsalo Trail, Vitikkala Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Mustasaaren kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: The Devil's Nest (in Jalasjarvi), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia (in Kokkola). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kokkola, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Pirunpesa, Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then trek along Ruijanpolku Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool .

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

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks
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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 stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Arctic Emotions Oy. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online holiday builder .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Luosto Adventures, Korouoma Canyon
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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uhrihalkeama and Pielisen Museum. Get outdoors at Akka-Koli Hill and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Makravaara Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lieksa attractions site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. September in Lieksa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish 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
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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kerimaki Church and Joensuu Church. Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Siikalahti Wetland will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski) and Riihisaari (in Savonlinna). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, look for gifts at Taitokortteli, kick back and relax at Utra Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Joensuu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kerimaki Church, Riihisaari, Siikalahti Wetland, Kolovesi National Park
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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. Get a sense of the local culture at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Navetta Galleria. Let the collections at Art Centre Salmela and Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Puumala wooden church (in Puumala) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli and head outdoors with Anjan Puisto.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Mikkeli in 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 take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Linnansaari National Park, Puumala wooden church, Art Centre Salmela, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Linden Esplanade and Woikosken Automuseo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum) and Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery & The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola journey maker tool .

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

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Asikkala, Arboretum Mustila, Woikosken Automuseo
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and ARTag Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Gumbostrand Konst & Form (in Sipoo) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Paavolan Tammi, Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hiidenkirnut
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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