52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 5 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 5 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
5
Vaasa
— 5 nights
6
Pori
— 3 nights
7
Turku
— 6 nights
8
Tampere
— 6 nights
9
Inari
— 2 nights
10
Helsinki
— 8 nights

5
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. Head to Art Centre Salmela and Sibelius Hallfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Stromforsin Ruukki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), MyGoodKnife (in Lappeenranta) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, visit Hamina Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary builder app.

Oranjestad, Aruba to Kotka is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Oranjestad to Kotka is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Oranjestad in September: high temperatures in Kotka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Sibelius Hall, MyGoodKnife
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

5
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Johanna Oras Art Gallery and Ruokolahden Kirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Linnansaari National Park, Johanna Oras Art Gallery, Lietvesi Scenic Road
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Venajanhiekka in Rautavaara, approximately Rautavaara away. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, stroll through Makravaara Hill, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get some cultural insight at Kauppahalli and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Visit Haukipudas Church and Oulu Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Hupisaaret Park, view the masterpieces at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Luovon Puoji, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tikanoja Art Museum and Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum. Get in touch with nature at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Kokkola (Neristan (Old Wooden Town) & Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta, make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kokkola, Stundars Museum, Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala ©
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Visit Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pori Art Museum and Villa Mairea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pori online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Pori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Naantali Old Town and Galleria Joella are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Isokari Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Hameenlinna (Palander House & Linna Golf & Country Club) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, and admire the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere online day trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Ahtari Zoo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Laukko Manor
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Escape the urban bustle at Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Hippupuoti Gift Shop, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip site.

You can fly from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in October; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

8
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and ARTag Galleryfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Ullanlinna, stop by Artisaani, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Hirsala Golf, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 30:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church