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 Syote National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. Get outdoors at Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo online trip itinerary builder.

Orlando, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Kuusamo is 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in July: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 Lake Inari. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. It doesn't end there: 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 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°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, then step 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 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°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. On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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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 Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church. Venture out of the city with trips to Pernio (Teijo National Park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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, then enjoy 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 67°F and lows of 51°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 Paijatsalo Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) 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 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°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

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach, Paijatsalo Trail, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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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 Cathedral of Porvoo 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 (Castle Hill & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

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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