59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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59 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  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
train:  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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can 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
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Museums Shopping Nature

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.
Get some cultural insight at Wolkoff House Museum and Olavinlinna Castle. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Church of St. Nicholas (in Imatra), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Kummakivi Boulder, Repovesi National Park, Olavinlinna Castle, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest 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. Family-friendly places like Beach Mansikkalahti and Maretarium will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salpa Line Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Tykkimaki Amusement Park (in Kouvola), Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland, Lahti Ski Museum, & more) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, make a trip to St. John's Church, and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka vacation planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 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, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Attractions like Vaski Adventure Island and JukuPark Turku make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Rauma (Old Rauma, Ruokapuoti Lumo, & more) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Korpo Church, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Serlachius Museum Gosta. Attractions like Ahvenisto Activity Park and Rauhaniemi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Parola Tank Museum (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. 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

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Parola Tank Museum, Visavuori, Serlachius Museum Gosta, Ahvenisto Activity Park
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

6
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Meteoriihi and Stundars Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Powerpark and Tropiclandia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Kuddnas Museum (in Uusikaarlepyy). Spend a day of island exploring on the 9th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip maker website .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kokkola, Mustasaari, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark, Stundars Museum
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

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.
Bring the kids along to Kid's Land and Inghams Mini Husky Experience. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 11th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Vaasa in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Levi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks 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
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

12
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tornio Church (in Tornio), Kemi (Kemi Church & Sampo Icebreaker) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 23rd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Pello, Tatuka Palvelut, Tornio Church, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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