50 days in Finland Itinerary

50 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 25:

6
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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more), Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Saimaa Canal). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

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Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1:

6
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (Old Rauma & Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, have fun at Adventure Park, stroll around Kupittaa Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

6
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, Juselius Mausoleum, &more) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Seinajoki (Wallsports Areena Seinajoki & Seinajoki Library), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, stop by Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

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Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planning tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland & Luosto Adventures). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, wander the wide-open spaces of Orbas Reindeer Farm, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."