23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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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.
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 Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Beach Mansikkalahti (in Kotka) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Cathedral of Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, visit Katajanokka, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

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

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hatanpaa Arboretum. 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, 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 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

1
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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, then enjoy 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 train; or take a bus. June in Pori sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

3
nights
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 Turku Castle. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

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, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally browse for treasures at Antikbutiken. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn road trip tool.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

2
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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, then step 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, then look 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 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

2
nights
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, then examine 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, then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then view 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. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

1
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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. 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 57°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

2
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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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then view 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 61°F and lows of 48°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 · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

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."