20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
6
Levi
— 1 night
7
Inari
— 3 nights
8
Porvoo
— 3 nights
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Evo Hiking Area in Hameenlinna--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning app.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Tampere dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive 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. Start 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 admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then 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. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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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.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum and then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. 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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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 20th (Tue), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip maker app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lappeenranta in August, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi journey builder.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.
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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Tuula's Reindeer. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for 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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Porvoo and Porvoo Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenvuori and Riverside Park. Explore Porvoo's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum & Santalahti Nature Trail).

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Porvoo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Porvoo is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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