23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
8
Inari
— 1 night
9
Oulu
— 2 nights

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Cathedral of Porvoo), Beach Mansikkalahti (in Kotka) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online attractions planner.

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Bellevue Beach
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Head to Laukko Manor and Galleria Rongafor plenty of shopping. Step out of Tampere to go to Jamsa and see Vitikkala Manor, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vitikkala Manor, Laukko Manor
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pori online trip maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Pori sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Turun Kauppahalli and Ruokapuoti Lumo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Rauma and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku vacation planning website.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally browse for treasures at Antikbutiken. On the next day, examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Antikbutiken, Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, thenexamine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, thenlook for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Imatra, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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 18th (Thu): make a trip to Rapio Mill, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, thenexplore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, thenview the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savonlinna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Rapio Mill
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in June, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, thenview the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip maker app.

You can fly from Inari to Oulu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Oulu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo