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.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Photographic Centre Peri. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, stroll through Uto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel route planner.

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 a bit cooler 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) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Old Town
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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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Ronga and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Venture out of the city with trips to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Pori (Pori Art Museum, Yyteri Beach, &more) and Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Paijatsalo Trail
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. Shop till you drop at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Tikanoja Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Mustasaaren kirkko. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi) and Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum (in Kokkola). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Vaasa online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 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

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

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, thentrek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip tool.

Fly from Vaasa to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vaasa in August, with highs in Saariselka at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort and then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, 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. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

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.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Head to Marttiini Store Old Factory and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelierfor plenty of shopping. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Luosto Adventures (in Luosto), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

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

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough 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. Escape the urban bustle at Akka-Koli Hill and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Koli National Park (Herajarvi Hiking Trail, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Visit Kerimaki Church and Joensuu Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Siikalahti Wetland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Koli National Park (Pielinen & Ukko-Koli Hill). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Taitokortteli and enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

Planning Joensuu trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach °C, while at night they dip 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, Riihisaari, Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church
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. Take a break from the city and head to Kummakivi Boulder and Anjan Puisto. Do your shopping at Art Centre Salmela and Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Puumala wooden church (in Puumala) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's more to do: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli and see the interesting displays at Navetta Galleria.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip site.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Mikkeli takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature 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
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Appreciate the collections at Woikosken Automuseo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery & The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola day trip site.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. 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, Arboretum Mustila, Woikosken Automuseo
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Paavolan Tammi, Hiidenkirnut
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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