21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Inari
— 1 night
8
Levi
— 3 nights

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Jokioinen Museum Railway in Jokioinen, approximately Jokioinen away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Visavuori, Jokioinen Museum Railway
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Riimikko, shop like a local with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip itinerary app.

Drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll explore and learn at Salpa Line Museum and Kouvola City Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Hiidenvuori. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral (in Hamina) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kouvola, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Hiidenvuori, Linden Esplanade, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in July, expect nights in Inari to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sarestoniemi Museum, Enontekio Church, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church