36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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36 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  2​h
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Joutsa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Petajavesi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pernio
— 30 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + tram:  8​h
End: Lyon

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hours
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teijo national park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Aurlahti Beach in Lohja, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Design Museum ©
Design Museum
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

1
night
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Joutsa takes 2.5 hours. In August in Joutsa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Petajavesi.

Things to do in Joutsa

#Parks, #Nature
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

1
night
Petajavesi

Petajavesi ©
Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and finally hike along Nyrolan luontopolku.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Petajavesi trip builder app .

You can drive from Joutsa to Petajavesi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Petajavesi

#Trails, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Jyvaskyla
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Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurjenrahka National Park and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Petajavesi to Turku takes 4 hours. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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nights
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo national park and Bengtskar Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and Holy Cross Church. Explore Pernio's surroundings by going to Hanko (Hanko Water Tower, Bellevue Beach, & more), Rosala Viking Centre (in Rosala) and Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Raseborg Castle, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Torronsuo National Park, contemplate the long history of Mustiala Manor, get a new perspective on nature at Forssa Museum of Natural History, and hop aboard Jokioinen Museum Railway.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pernio travel route planning site .

Drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pernio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Raseborg, Hanko, Tammela, Fiskars, Haemeenlinna
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Pernio to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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