20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
8
Saariselka
— 2 nights
9
Levi
— 3 nights

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Montreal - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Sapokka Water Garden
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thentest 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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, thentake 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Rapola Ridge
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Nasinneula Tower ©
Nasinneula Tower

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, thenpause 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 bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

2
nights
Turku

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, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenexamine 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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, thenadmire 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, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thentake 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Sund, Leklandet
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

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, thenappreciate 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

2
nights
Imatra

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, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thencontemplate 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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka, thenstroll 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 °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Rautjarven kirkko
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Saariselka

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, thenhit 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 °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

3
nights
Levi

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 °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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