25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Oulu
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Espoo
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Oulu travel route builder site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect Oulu to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oulu to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Uto and Bellevue Beach. Visit Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, hike along The Archipelago Trail, ponder the design of Harmonia, and deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku travel route planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Yyteri Beach, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The Parola Armour Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere vacation app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

Kotka

— 3 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Aijanniemi Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and savor the flavors at Kotka Marketplace.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Espoo

— 2 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Tapiola Golf, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Horology.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Espoo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Espoo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Espoo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Sipoonkorpi National Park (in Sipoo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum.

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Helsinki is just a short distance from Espoo. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:

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."