25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pori
— 2 nights
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
8
Saariselka
— 2 nights
9
Inari
— 2 nights
10
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma and then get outside with Kuuskajaskari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip planning website.

Madison, USA to Pori is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Madison to Pori. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madison in July, with highs in Pori at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

4
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Take a break from the city and head to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Arboretum Mustila. Explore hidden gems such as Fagerö Kaunissaari and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Hevoshaan Arboretum (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, visit Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and appreciate the history behind German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pyhtaa, Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, Bunker Museum
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

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You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta planner.

You can drive from Turku to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenget answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to The Predator Center in Kuusamo and Julma Olkky. Step out of the city life by going to Karhunkierros and Hossa National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, thensee Santa Claus Office, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planning app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Tours
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka travel route planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. On the next day, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

3
nights
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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