50 days in Finland Itinerary

50 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
2
Kotka
— 6 nights
3
Turku
— 6 nights
4
Tampere
— 6 nights
5
Vaasa
— 5 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
8
Inari
— 4 nights
9
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). 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 °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Nuuksio National Park, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Kotka

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 Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Saimaa Canal), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more) and Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra). 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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Imatra Waterfall
Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

6
nights
Turku

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: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Rauma (Old Rauma & Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Bonk Museum, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:
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Turku University Botanical Garden ©
Turku University Botanical Garden
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pori, The Parola Armour Museum
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

5
nights
Vaasa

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), Powerpark (in Harma) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). 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 °C, and evening lows to °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 Nature

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Pietarsaari, Mustasaari, Stundars Museum, Powerpark
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Aspegrens Rosenlund ©
Aspegrens Rosenlund

5
nights
Koli National Park

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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trip

Koli
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

4
nights
Inari

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Luosto, Museum - Gallery Alariesto
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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