20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ranua
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Ranua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki — 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Nuuksio National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, don't miss a visit to Kyosti Kallio Memorial, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Adventure
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Savonlinna — 2 nights

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at S/S Salama. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko and then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Ranua.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Ranua — 2 nights

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Ranua-Revontuli Oy and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ranua online route planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Savonlinna to Ranua in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.
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Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Levi — 2 nights

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 10th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Levi Pro Shop, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder.

Drive from Ranua to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Tampere — 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rapola Ridge. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to The Church of St. Michael in Palkane, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Spy Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.
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Pori — 2 nights

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Palace of Junnelius. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Vanha Raatihuone, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.
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Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Turku — 2 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Aland Island.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Aland Island — 2 nights

There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then try your luck at PAF Casino. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aland Island sightseeing website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July in Aland Island, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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