22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Brussels

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, make a trip to Svartholm Fortress, take a leisurely stroll along Laivasilta, then see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Loviisa trip planning app .

Getting from Helsinki to Loviisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Petajavesi Old Church and Finnish Air Force Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyha-Hakki National Park and Ahtari Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma), Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muuramen Church, and examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla online tour planner .

Drive from Loviisa to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Ahtari Zoo, Petajavesi Old Church, Leivonmaki National Park, Paijatsalo Trail
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampere Cathedral and Visavuori. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yyteri Beach and Evo Hiking Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Yyteri Beach, Holy Cross Church, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Rauma and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and view the masterpieces at Gallery A.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo national park, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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