21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  31​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Parainen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Korpo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Nagu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Porvoo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Turku is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Turku. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Parainen.

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Parainen

Parainen ©
Pargas is a municipality of Finland, in the Archipelago Sea. On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pargas Church, and finally make a trip to ArtBank.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Parainen planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Parainen in an hour. June in Parainen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Korpo.

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Pargas Church ©
Pargas Church
ArtBank ©
ArtBank

1
night
Korpo

Korpo ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): head off the coast to Jurmo Island, make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, then make a trip to Korpo Weather Radar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Korpo Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Korpo trip planner .

You can drive from Parainen to Korpo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Nagu.

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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church

1
night
Nagu

Nagu ©
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sjalo church, then learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nagu trip planner .

Getting from Korpo to Nagu by car takes about an hour. July in Nagu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

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Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

few
hours
Turku

Turku ©
On the 3rd (Tue), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle and then have fun at Moomin World.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planner .

You can drive from Nagu to Turku in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

few
hours
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kummakivi Boulder, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 10th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then make a trip to Paateri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tahko Farmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kuopio Automobile Museum, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally make a trip to Satamankulma.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Tahko Farmi
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Kuopio Automobile Museum ©
Kuopio Automobile Museum
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Room Escape Games

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
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