20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ivalo
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in panoramic vistas at SkyWheel Helsinki, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey planner.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, Helsinki is slightly colder than Montreal - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Rapola Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tampere using our trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

1
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Bomarsund. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Leklandet, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, step aboard S/S Salama, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

2
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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rautjarven kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka, then stroll through Lempukka Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Imatra online holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

2
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Saariselka in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in July, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Discover Lapland. Step off the beaten path and head to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker app.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."