35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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35 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, & more) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yyteri Beach and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Kammiovuori Trail (in Sysma), Keinuhonka Farm (in Padasjoki) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Killinkoski Church, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at Spy Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Hame Castle, Kammiovuori Trail, Killinkoski Church, Keinuhonka Farm
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Old Rauma) and Rosala Viking Centre (in Rosala). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Rosala Viking Centre
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aland Maritime Museum and Bomarsund. Take a break from Mariehamn with a short trip to Leklandet in Eckero, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Leklandet, Antikbutiken
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale), Hamina (St. John's Church & Hamina Old Town) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Maritime Centre Vellamo, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip maker 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, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Repovesi National Park, Savitaipale Church, Imatra Waterfall
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Kitee Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi), Parikkalan kirkko (in Parikkala) and Salpa Line (in Kerimaki). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and explore the galleries of S/S Salama.

Plan a Savonlinna trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju Ridge, Kitee Zoo, Parikkalan kirkko, Heinaveden kirkko
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puijo Tower and Kuopio Market City Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi) and Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Kolvananuuro, contemplate the long history of Kuopio War Veteran Museum, relax in the rural setting at Konttila, and pause for some photo ops at Juice Leskinen Statue.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Juuka, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Leppavirta Church, Korkeakoski, Nurmes Church
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
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Korkeakoski ©
Korkeakoski
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, & more). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kuopio in August, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

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