20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  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
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Montevideo

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Kansallisgalleria. Kids will appreciate attractions like Paavolan Tammi and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, examine the collection at Design Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montevideo to Helsinki. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montevideo in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train 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 ©
Paavolan Tammi ©
Paavolan Tammi
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere holiday builder tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

2
nights
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, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at PAF Casino, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

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

1
day
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): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Take a break from the city and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Shop till you drop at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Inari sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park