20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Train + 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 + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Evo Hiking Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tampere, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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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. On the 14th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time 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): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, examine the collection 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Savonlinna route planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to 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) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo travel tool.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lappeenranta in August: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the 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): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

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Traveling by bus from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough 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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lemmenjoki National Park and Tuula's Reindeer. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 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

Parks Nature 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

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Porvoo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porvoo Old Town and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Kotka (Riverside Park & Santalahti Nature Trail) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti).

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Porvoo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Porvoo: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a bus 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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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, 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, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough 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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