17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday maker

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dourados

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary maker app.

Dourados, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Dourados to Helsinki, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inari itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in July, with highs in Inari at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Wed), stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally browse for treasures at Antikbutiken.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then shop like a local with Pori Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

Discover how to plan a Pori trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."