20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Montevideo
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Montevideo

3
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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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Lohjan Island to see Paavolan Tammi about 1h 5 min away. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), stop by MyGoodKnife Helsinki, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montevideo to Helsinki. Traveling from Montevideo in July, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Kids will enjoy Hatanpaa Arboretum and Galleria Ronga. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, approximately Ylojarvi away. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the next day, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, thenget your game on at Moomin World, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at PAF Casino, thentake an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, thenhave fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally walk around Lilla holmen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning app.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Let the collections at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum capture your imagination. Bring the kids along to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari tour itinerary site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum