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. On the 3rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma and then get outside with Kuuskajaskari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

Plan trip to Pori with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Madison, USA to Pori is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Pori is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madison in July; daily highs in Pori reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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. Explore hidden gems such as Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Bunker Museum. Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Hevoshaan Arboretum (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Fagerö Kaunissaari (in Pyhtaa). There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park, appreciate the history behind German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pori to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kouvola, Pyhtaa, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum, German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III
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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 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, thenlet little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenmake a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, thenmake a trip to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, thenhead off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta road trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Lappeenranta by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Predator Center in Kuusamo and Kiutakongas Rapids. Escape the urban bustle at Karhunkierros and Julma Olkky. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Hossa National Park in Suomussalmi, approximately Suomussalmi away. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

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 17th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thenget your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, see Santa Claus Office, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online route builder.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On your second day here, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

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

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks
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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 21st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thenrelax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online route maker.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to 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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