21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour builder

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Syote
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Syote
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Marimekko, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palace of Junnelius, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pori holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari travel planner.

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and then make a trip to Tulenkantajat Literature Center & Bookstore. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere route maker website.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre, and then perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lahti trip builder app.

Drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Lahti

Tours · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Syote

— 1 night
On the 29th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Syote road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Lahti to Syote with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lahti in August; daily highs in Syote reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi route planner.

Getting from Syote to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Sun), see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planning website.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."