35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Tampere
— 7 nights
3
Pori
— 3 nights
4
Turku
— 4 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
6
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
8
Ranua
— 1 night
9
Inari
— 2 nights

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Heureka. Cathedral of Porvoo and Mannerheim Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and browse the collection at Oodi Central Library.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hameenlinna Church. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna), Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saari Nation Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip website.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Alavus, Palkaneen Kirkko, Saari Nation Park, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and The Maritime Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Koylio Church (in Koylio), Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Rauma Art Museum) and Carlsro Museum (in Kristiinankaupunki). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Patakirppis.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pori trip app.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kristiinankaupunki, Koylio Church
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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 some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Turku Biological Museum. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Lenholm Conservation Area in Pargas, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Skanssi, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, and visit Naantali Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lenholm Conservation Area, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kastelholm Castle and The Aland Island Art Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museumship Pommern and Bomarsund. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antikbutiken, and take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bomarsund, Antikbutiken, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Imatra Waterfall. Rautjarven kirkko and Taipalsaaren kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Gallery Merila (in Kotka) and Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Art Gallery Merila, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Rautjarven kirkko, Savitaipale Church
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and S/S Salama. Let the collections at Retretti Art Centre and Johanna Oras Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Salpa Line (in Kerimaki) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Salpa Line, Tohmajarven kirkko
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Retretti Art Centre ©
Retretti Art Centre

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 23rd (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ranua road trip planning app.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Ranua in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Inari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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