20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Okra. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Tulliniemi Nature Path in Hanko, approximately Hanko away. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Loviisa

— 3 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Cathedral of Porvoo and Church of Hollola will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and Radio and TV Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Loviisa side-trips: Lahti ( Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo & Apulandia), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka and explore the activities along Kiikunlahde.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Loviisa trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Salgrund Pilot Station. Get in touch with nature at Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut and Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla. Venture out of the city with trips to Powerpark (in Harma), Kuddnas Museum (in Uusikaarlepyy) and Kokkola (Neristan (Old Wooden Town) & Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Stundars Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and get outside with Setterbergin Puisto.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Loviisa to Vaasa. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hame Castle will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Yyteri Beach and Yyterin Nakotorni. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker site.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Old Rauma (in Rauma), Katanpaa (in Kustavi) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, get your game on at Moomin World, and learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

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."