21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
5
Turku
— 3 nights
6
Rauma
— 1 night
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. There's more to do: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo online sightseeing planner.

Orlando, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Orlando to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in July; daily highs in Kuusamo reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari online trip maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online journey maker.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mariehamn itinerary planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and Archangel Michael's church. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pernio
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenenjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paijatsalo Trail, Yyteri Beach, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Arboretum Mustila. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Castle Hill, &more). Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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