27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Jerusalem

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, walk around Sibelius Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

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

Jerusalem, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in October, with highs in Kotka at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

4
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Paha-Koli Hill, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lieksa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Lieksa in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, see Santa Claus Office, and look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lieksa in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Luosto Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Tue), snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Makeitout, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Terranova.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, things will get a bit warmer in Vaasa: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Hameenlinna (Palander House & Ahvenisto) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Kallenaution Kievari, Old Church of Keuruu, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori
Highlights from your plan
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park, Bonk Museum, Louhisaari Manor, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

5
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 to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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

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