24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Dive Finland Oy. Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll around Kaisaneimi Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll set off for Lappeenranta on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Lappeenranta

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Saimaa Canal and Imatra Waterfall. Attractions like Lappeenrannan kirkko and Lauritsala Church make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, and make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

Plan my day in Lappeenranta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Savonlinna on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Savonlinna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online vacation planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Joensuu on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen. Step out of Joensuu to go to Koli National Park and see Ukko-Koli Hill, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu route maker tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, browse the exhibits of Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Bike Rental - by Carfield and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Attractions like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku journey maker app.

Drive from Tampere to Turku 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 12°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."