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.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Photographic Centre Peri. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sea views from Uto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Turku reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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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 Galleria Ronga. Museum-lovers will appreciate Laukko Manor and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Pori Art Museum, Yyteri Beach, &more), Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker tool.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Vitikkala Manor, Laukko Manor, Paijatsalo Trail, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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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. Shop till you drop at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Tikanoja Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Mustasaaren kirkko. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum (in Kokkola). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Vaasa online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 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

Kokkola, Pirunpesa, Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala ©
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala

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 trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip tool.

Fly from Vaasa to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vaasa in August, with highs in Saariselka at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort and then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, 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. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Sarestoniemi Museum, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Marttiini Store Old Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Luosto Adventures
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Akka-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Koli National Park (Herajarvi Hiking Trail, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa road trip app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lieksa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows 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
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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. Visit Kerimaki Church and Joensuu Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Siikalahti Wetland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Koli National Park (Pielinen & Paha-Koli Hill). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Taitokortteli and enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

Planning Joensuu trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Riihisaari, Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Linnansaari National Park and Anjan Puisto. Do your shopping at Art Centre Salmela and Navetta Galleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina), Puumala wooden church (in Puumala) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's more to do: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli and see the interesting displays at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip site.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Mikkeli takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. 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

The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Art Centre Salmela, Puumala wooden church, Kummakivi Boulder, Linnansaari National Park
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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. Appreciate the collections at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola day trip site.

You can take a train from Mikkeli to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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

Espoo, Hiidenkirnut, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Paavolan Tammi, Gumbostrand Konst & Form
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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