19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Perth
Fly:  19​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Perth

3
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

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Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Helsinki. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

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#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

3
days
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Let the collections at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo and Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) capture your imagination. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Kotka (Kotka Church & Riverside Park) and Haemeenlinna (Sibelius Birthplace & Hame Castle). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, stop by Trio, and admire the landmark architecture of Lahti City Hall.

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Take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Haemeenlinna, Arboretum Mustila, Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), Church of Hollola
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

1
day
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta tour planning app .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Trails

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

7
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Step off the beaten path and head to Yyteri Beach and Ideapark. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Serlachius Museum Gosta (in Mantta-Vilppula), The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) (in Kangasala) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), examine the collection at National Police Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lempaala, Pori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta

few
hours
Helsinki

Helsinki
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Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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