21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
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Levi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
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 · Museums

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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 Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
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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 Ett Hem Museum. 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 an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, 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

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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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 · Museums · Historic Sites
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Architectural Building
Cathedral of Porvoo
4.3

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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 Arboretum Mustila. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral (in Hamina). It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola day trip planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum
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Geologic Formation
Hiidenvuori
4.4

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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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Church
Pikkukirkko
4.7

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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 · Historic Sites

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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 · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Cross-country Ski Area
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
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Art Museum
Sarestoniemi Museum
4.6