26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Saarijarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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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.
Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:

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 find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get advice or help at Turku City Library, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

Discover how to plan a Turku trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Herrainpaivat Beach (in Pori). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Saarijarvi

— 2 nights
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): go for a walk through Julmat Lammit and then examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Saarijarvi trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Saarijarvi in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saarijarvi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park, make a trip to Hoyry Galleria, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Saarijarvi to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Nightlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jyvaskyla to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Central Finland travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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