19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Buffalo
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
9
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Buffalo

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, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and finally take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

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

Buffalo, USA to Tampere is an approximately 22- hour flight. 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 70°F and lows reach 52°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

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

1
night
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, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, 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 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
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, then step 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, then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then browse for treasures at Antikbutiken, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, 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 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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night
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, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, 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 flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°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

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

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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, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°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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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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night
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, then get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°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 Shopping

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 Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, take a stroll through Katajanokka, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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nights
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, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then pause 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.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°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, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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