19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
7
Lahti
— 1 night
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
9
Inari
— 3 nights

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and finally take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary app.

Buffalo, USA to Tampere is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Buffalo to Tampere. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in July; daily highs in Tampere reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, thenview the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pori visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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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.
Turku Castle and Old Rauma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Ett Hem Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku holiday planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, thenstep into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, thensee the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, thenbrowse for treasures at Antikbutiken, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn tour builder website.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle, Antikbutiken, Getabergen
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 15th (Mon), let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, thenget a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hollola
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Kiikunlahde ©
Kiikunlahde

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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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Design Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and visit Katajanokka.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You've now added The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, thenlook for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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