25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kuhmo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Pietarsaari
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Zurich

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Kansallisgalleria and National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo, Teijo national park, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Hupisaaret Park and Raahe Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nallikari Beach and Koitelinkoski. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

4
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Visiting Boreal Wildlife Centre and Venajanhiekka will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and Wild Taiga. Get out of town with these interesting Kuhmo side-trips: Nurmes Church (in Nurmes) and Vuokatinvaara (in Vuokatti).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuhmo trip site .

Getting from Oulu to Kuhmo by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, Nurmes Church, Venajanhiekka, Vuokatinvaara
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get in touch with nature at Lammassaari Island and Siikalahti Wetland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Nagu

Nagu ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Tulliniemi Nature Path and Korpo Church. Visit Nagu Church and Pargas Church for their historical value. Explore Nagu's surroundings by going to Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Parainen) and Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Bellevue Beach).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nagu journey maker tool .

Drive from Savonlinna to Nagu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Nagu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Parainen, Korpo Church
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Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church
Pargas Church ©
Pargas Church

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Visiting Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Rauma and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Venture out of the city with trips to Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki), Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pori day trip planning app .

You can drive from Nagu to Pori in 3.5 hours. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Isokari Lighthouse
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

1
night
Pietarsaari

Pietarsaari ©
For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pietarsaari trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Pietarsaari takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pietarsaari can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pietarsaari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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