24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and finally wander the streets of Design District.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik gard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Archipelago National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary app.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Tue), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Salpa Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna holiday planner.

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 16th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

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

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. See some other sides of Helsinki: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

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You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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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."