20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London


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3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Evo Hiking Area. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip tool .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. Traveling from London in August, Tampere is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Evo Hiking Area
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 14th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum and then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then steep yourself in history at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Salpa Line Museum, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 20th (Tue), get outside with Seven Fells Up and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lappeenranta in August: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore hidden gems such as Lemmenjoki National Park and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Porvoo and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Step out of the city life by going to Hiidenvuori and Riverside Park. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum & Santalahti Nature Trail) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Porvoo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Porvoo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to drive. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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