56 days in Finland Itinerary

56 days in Finland Itinerary

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56 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Turku
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Vaasa
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Turku
— 7 nights
End: Turku

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mariehamn: Eckero (Leklandet & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena, and head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn holiday planning site .

Turku to Mariehamn is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Eckero, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Ankkapurha Culture Park (in Kouvola) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahti, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road & Puumalan Lake) and Anjan Puisto (in Mikkeli). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Repovesi National Park, Kummakivi Boulder, Anjan Puisto
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

4
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 Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary website .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Maki-Matin perhepuisto (in Jyvaskyla), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and admire all the interesting features of Tahko Farmi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuopio trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Maki-Matin perhepuisto, Orinoro Gorge, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Tahko Farmi, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

6
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Syote National Park (in Syote), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip app .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Syote National Park
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki (Seinajoki Library & Aalto Center of Seinajoki), Powerpark (in Harma) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Wed) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa travel planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Powerpark, Saltkaret, Stundars Museum
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Yyteri Beach (in Pori), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Visavuori, Holy Cross Church, Ahvenisto, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo national park (in Pernio), Rauma (Rauma Water Tower & Old Rauma) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

Plan my trip to Turku with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Teijo National Park, Automobile Museum
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 28:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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