29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Bologna
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Porvoo
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
Bologna

4
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Evo Hiking Area and Petajavesi Old Church. Tampere Cathedral and Finlayson Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Sibelius Birthplace (in Haemeenlinna) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip builder .

Bologna, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Bologna in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Petajavesi Old Church
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Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rauma travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rauma are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

4
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bengtskar Lighthouse and Korpo Church. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, hike along The Archipelago Trail, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bengtskar Lighthouse, Korpo Church, Kultaranta Garden
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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hours
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
day
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio tour planning site .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Kuopio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Leppavirta Church
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Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Room Escape Games

3
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Explore hidden gems such as Siikalahti Wetland and Lammassaari Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas & Tainionkosken Church), Kitee Zoo (in Kitee) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Riihisaari, and witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Kitee Zoo, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

5
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and Karhunkierros. Change things up with a short trip to Hossa National Park in Suomussalmi (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip site .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Suomussalmi
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Ruka ©
Ruka

4
days
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arboretum Mustila and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stromforsin ruukki and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and Hamina (St. John's Church, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, stroll through Runeberg Park, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Porvoo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in June, with highs in Porvoo at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Church of Hollola
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Visit Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to 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 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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