33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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33 days in Finland Itinerary

Hong Kong
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Hong Kong

3
days
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Ankkapurha Culture Park and Marian Kirkko. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Shopping Center Veturi). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Lehman, contemplate the long history of Kyminlinna Fortress, and examine the collection at Museum of Aviation.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kouvola, Marian Kirkko, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Lehman ©
Lehman

4
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Ullanlinna. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

3
days
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Lauritsala Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lammassaari Island and Art Centre Salmela. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Puumala wooden church (in Puumala) and Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

Before you visit Lappeenranta, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Art Centre Salmela, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Puumala wooden church, Communications Centre Lokki
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Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
days
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio attractions planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

3
days
Inari

Inari ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lake Inari. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Kuopio to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuopio in June; daily highs in Inari reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

4
days
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 Teijo national park. You'll explore and learn at Louhisaari Manor and Ett Hem Museum. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Bellevue Beach, Louhisaari Manor, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ruokapuoti Lumo and Kauppakeskus Puuvilla. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Rauma and Automobile Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & The Old Town Hall Museum) and Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church & Bonk Museum). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, look for gifts at Patakirppis, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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 Serlachius Museum Gosta and Moomin Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampere Cathedral and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Parola Tank Museum (in Parola), The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) (in Kangasala) and Haemeenlinna (Museo Militaria & Sibelius Birthplace). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Ideapark, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

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You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Ideapark, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Parola Tank Museum
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Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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