52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 4 nights
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
7
Sotkamo
— 5 nights
8
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
9
Rauma
— 3 nights
10
Turku
— 5 nights
11
Tampere
— 6 nights
12
Helsinki
— 5 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyhatunturi: Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Luosto, Salla, Pyhatunturi
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Urho Kekkonen National Park, &more). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Lake Inari, stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, get great views at Otsamo Fell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Sapokka Water Garden), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola road trip app.

You can fly from Inari to Kouvola in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Sibelius Hall, Valkmusa National Park
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala & Lietvesi Scenic Road), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puumala, Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Kuopio (Kuopio Automobile Museum, Room Escape Games, &more) and Joensuu (Honkaniemi Beach, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuopio, Joensuu, Koli
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

5
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get out of town with these interesting Sotkamo side-trips: Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti (in Suomussalmi), Kajaani (Kajaani Church, Kajaani art museum, &more) and Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga, add some fun to your beach time Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort, and perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. September in Sotkamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kajaani, Kuhmo, Vuokatti, Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort, Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mustasaari: Vaasa (Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, Tropiclandia, &more). Spend the 8th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari online travel route planner.

Drive from Sotkamo to Mustasaari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Get out of town with these interesting Rauma side-trips: Pori (Juselius Mausoleum & Yyteri Beach) and Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church, Bonk Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, get great views at Rauma Water Tower, and explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rauma trip maker site.

Getting from Mustasaari to Rauma by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rauma are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker site.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Room Escape Games

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 Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Parola, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

5
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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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