33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Loviisa — 2 nights

Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. St Michael Church and The Runeberg Home are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Castle Hill & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Loviisa travel route planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Loviisa is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Loviisa. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Loviisa: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.
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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Lappeenranta — 3 nights

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll explore and learn at Salpa Line Museum and Lappeenrannan taidemuseo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of St. Nicholas and Tainionkosken Church. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Loviisa to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Koli National Park — 3 nights

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielisen Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Neitikoski Rapids.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Savonlinna — 2 nights

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Finnish Forest Museum Lusto. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parikkalan kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip builder.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Mikkeli — 3 nights

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. George Church and Woikosken Automuseo. Get some historical perspective at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Go for a jaunt from Mikkeli to Varkaus to see Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, make a trip to Anttola Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mikkeli holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Tampere — 5 nights

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 The Parola Armour Museum and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Appreciate the collections at Visavuori and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rauma.
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Rauma — 2 nights

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then don't miss a visit to Vanha Raatihuone, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, then examine the collection at Automobile Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Rauma day trip app.

Getting from Tampere to Rauma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Rauma are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.
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Turku — 4 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Kylamaki Village of Living History. You'll explore and learn at Louhisaari Manor and Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum (in Pargas). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku route planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aland Island.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see what you can catch with JaRo Guiding, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Aland Island trip itinerary builder site.

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 June, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 6 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius in Jarvenpaa, about 40 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Aland Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:

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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