23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Cathedral of Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in June, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Bellevue Beach
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laukko Manor. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vitikkala Manor and Galleria Ronga. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 ©
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): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori road trip tool .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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.
For shopping fun, head to Turun Kauppahalli or Ruokapuoti Lumo. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow 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
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally browse for treasures at Antikbutiken. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Antikbutiken, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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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): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, then explore the historical opulence 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then stop by Imatran Kalatalo, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Imatra, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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): revel in the low prices at Rapio Mill, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, then get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip maker tool .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Rapio Mill, Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church
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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. On the 20th (Sat), get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in June, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 57°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

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

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Inari to Oulu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

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

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