23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saarijarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get advice or help at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Turku is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Turku, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Finlayson Church will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere journey planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Lappeenranta

— 4 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Imatra Waterfall and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lappeenranta Fortress and Lappeenrannan taidemuseo. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, examine the collection at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta online travel planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Saarijarvi

— 2 nights
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower and then see the interesting displays at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saarijarvi trip builder site.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Saarijarvi in 4 hours. Traveling from Lappeenranta in August, Saarijarvi is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get outdoors at Outdoors Oulu Oy and Koitelinkoski. Raahe Museum and Oulu Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Oulu takes 4 hours. September in Oulu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Auttikongas and Korouoma Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday builder site.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."

Central Finland travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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