46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
7
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Teijo National Park. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Uto. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, hike along The Archipelago Trail, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku. In August, Turku is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vitikkala Manor and Pori Art Museum. Visit Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Yyteri Beach (in Pori), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paijatsalo Trail, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor, Paijatsalo Trail, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Let the collections at Tikanoja Art Museum and Stundars Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola), Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, get outside with Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut, Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 1st (Sun), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Vaasa to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vaasa in August: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Sarestoniemi Museum
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Luosto Adventures, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Visiting Akka-Koli Hill and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Herajarvi Hiking Trail, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more). There's more to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lieksa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Popular historic sites such as Kerimaki Church and Joensuu Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Utra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli National Park (Pielinen & Paha-Koli Hill), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Riihisaari (in Savonlinna). There's more to do: stop by Taitokortteli.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu day trip planning app.

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Joensuu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Riihisaari
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Centre Salmela and Navetta Galleria. The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Puumala wooden church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, get outside with Anjan Puisto, and take in the exciting artwork at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online trip builder.

Drive from Joensuu to Mikkeli in 3 hours. September in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Art Centre Salmela, Puumala wooden church, Linnansaari National Park, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery & The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Mikkeli to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Asikkala, Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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.
Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, visit Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vantaa, Hiidenkirnut, Paavolan Tammi, Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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