32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Kotka
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
End: Jerusalem

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, have fun and explore at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder .

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Espoo, Bellevue Beach, Heureka
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Moomin World and Vepsa Island make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, cool off at JukuPark Turku, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
Highlights from your plan
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahtari Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Pori (Juselius Mausoleum, Yyteri Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi, Ahtari Zoo, Ahvenisto, Holy Cross Church
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Family-friendly places like Powerpark and Meteoriihi will thrill your kids. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Terranova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Powerpark, Seinajoki Library, Arctic Museum Nanoq
Highlights from your plan
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning website .

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Vaasa in October, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Luosto Adventures, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Lieksa (Pielisen Museum, Neitikoski Rapids, & more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and make a trip to Joensuu Church.

Plan a Joensuu trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Joensuu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

5
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. Kids will enjoy Angry Birds Activity Park and Aijanniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Tykkimaki Amusement Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kouvola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Angry Birds Activity Park
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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