22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Nallikari Beach and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Get in touch with nature at Hupisaaret Park and Outdoors Oulu Oy. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oulu itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in July, with highs in Oulu at 23°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour planner.

Fly from Oulu to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Inari. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna vacation maker site.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn route builder website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary site.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and then stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

6
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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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip app.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo