24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Imatra
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour planner.

Alicante, Spain to Turku is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Alicante in July, you will find days in Turku are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On the next day, examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip builder website.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 30th (Mon), hike along Malonsaari, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Imatra day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Visit Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Karhunkierros and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Inari and Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porvoo Old Town and Kansallisgalleria. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colors. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:

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."