50 days in Finland Itinerary

50 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 6 nights
Train
5
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Helsinki

— 9 nights

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: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at 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:

Kotka

— 6 nights
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 lots more to do: stroll through Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park, browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1:

Turku

— 6 nights
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, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and stroll around Kupittaa Park.

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:

Tampere

— 6 nights

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 The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Pori (Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, Juselius Mausoleum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

Vaasa

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

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
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 much more to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo tour builder website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Inari

— 4 nights
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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, 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 fly; or take a bus. 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 · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

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). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

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 do a combination of flight and bus; or take a 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 fly 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

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."