59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Turku
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Tampere
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Vaasa
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rovaniemi
— 12 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Helsinki Cathedral and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll around The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, thendon't miss a visit to Paateri, thenexamine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koli
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Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Attractions like Repovesi National Park and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Olavinlinna Castle and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Venture out of the city with trips to Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Church of St. Nicholas (in Imatra) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Kummakivi Boulder, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Repovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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. Kids will enjoy Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Sapokka Water Garden. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland, Lahti Ski Museum, &more) and Tykkimaki Amusement Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Lahti, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum, Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Attractions like Moomin World and Bellevue Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Turku trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Korpo Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Visavuori. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere route builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), The Parola Armour Museum, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

6
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Arctic Museum Nanoq and Terranova. Bring the kids along to Powerpark and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Kuddnas Museum (in Uusikaarlepyy), Kokkola (Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, &more) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend the 9th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vaasa route planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kokkola, Mustasaari, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Kuddnas Museum, Powerpark
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have fun at Kids' Land, and visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in September, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

12
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Santa's House of Snowmobiles make great kid-friendly stops. Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio), Tornio Church (in Tornio) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Sampo Icebreaker). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm, and contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Pello, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Tornio Church, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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