21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kajaani
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly
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Porvoo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planning site.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Helsinki is 8 hours. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, gain insight at The Craft Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla day trip planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Helsinki in June, with lows around 45°F. You will leave for Oulu on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Outdoors Oulu Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oulu attractions app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Inari visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Kajaani

Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Kajaani trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kajaani takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. You'll set off for Savonlinna on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 3rd (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route app.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Porvoo

— 8 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porvoo: Apulandia (in Lahti) and Church of Hollola (in Hollola). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and look for gifts at Riimikko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Porvoo journey planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Porvoo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 11:

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."