27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Seattle


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4
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Ankkapurha Culture Park). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and examine the collection at Museum of Aviation.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planning app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ankkapurha Culture Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, get your game on at Moomin World, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip tool .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, The Church of the Holy Cross, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Terranova and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa route maker .

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Kuhmo Arts Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Wilds Piira.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuhmo trip app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Kuhmo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Kuhmo Arts Centre ©
Kuhmo Arts Centre

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Urho Kekkonen National Park). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, and explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Inari online tour planner .

Getting from Kuhmo to Inari by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey maker .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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