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
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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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 Koitelinkoski. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Kauppahalli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

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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:

2
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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 · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

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:

3
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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 Naantali Old Town. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, 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:

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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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

2
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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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

6
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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: Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

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."