22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Belfast
+2
bus + Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
End: Belfast

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Holy Cross Church in Parola, approximately 1h 10 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip builder app .

Belfast, UK to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belfast to Tampere. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip site .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kotka
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari journey maker app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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