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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Evo Hiking Area, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Tampere dip to 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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive 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): explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker site .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit 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 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo travel route site .

Do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lappeenranta in August, with highs in Akaslompolo at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus 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.
On the 21st (Wed), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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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. Explore hidden gems such as Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Tuula's Reindeer. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip builder .

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Porvoo and Hiidenvuori. Popular historic sites such as Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Kotka (Riverside Park & Santalahti Nature Trail) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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

You can fly from Inari to Porvoo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, things will get a bit warmer in Porvoo: highs are around 23°C and lows about 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, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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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, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can 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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