34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

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34 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Drive:  35​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
10
Mariehamn
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Hanko
— 4 nights
Drive:  31​h 45​min
End: Bologna

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Bologna, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Helsinki. Traveling from Bologna in June, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Step off the beaten path and head to Arboretum Mustila and Evo Hiking Area. Get some historical perspective at Sysma Church and Hameenlinna Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Main Church (in Kouvola) and Hame Castle (in Haemeenlinna). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Sysma Church, Main Church, Church of Hollola, Arboretum Mustila
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Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lammassaari Island and Taipalsaaren kirkko. Popular historic sites such as Lappeen Marian kirkko and St. John's Church are in your itinerary. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Hamina (Main Building of Military School & Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral), Imatra (Tainionkosken Church & Church of St. Nicholas) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and ponder the world of politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta tour builder site .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 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. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Hamina, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Taipalsaaren kirkko, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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 21st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave and then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Joensuu Church. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Joensuu and see Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, which is approximately 1h 05 min away.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Kuopio War Veteran Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kuopio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games, #Museums
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Room Escape Games

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland).

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Kuopio in June, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums, #Fun & Games
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Tampere Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Visavuori. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner .

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Visavuori
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma visit planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner .

Getting from Rauma to Mariehamn by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Stromforsin ruukki and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Riverside Park and Sapokka Water Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Porvoo: Loviisa (Loviisan kirkko & Ungern and Rosen Fortresses), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Santalahti Nature Trail). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Porvoo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Loviisa, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Explore hidden gems such as Kurjenrahka National Park and Korpo Church. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Korpo Church
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Get some historical perspective at Raseborg Castle and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Explore Hanko's surroundings by going to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Raseborg (Forngarden Folk Museum, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, & more). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. July in Hanko sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Raseborg, Pernio, Fagervik Museum
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Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen ©
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Fagervik Museum ©
Fagervik Museum

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