26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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26 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Biarritz
Fly:  9​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Biarritz

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 29th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola tour itinerary builder app .

Biarritz, France to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Biarritz to Kouvola is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Biarritz in July; daily highs in Kouvola reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Riisitunturi National Park. Visiting Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Ruka will get you outdoors. There's more to do: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo online route maker .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida and Lemmenjoki National Park. Get in touch with nature at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lake Inari.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Escape the urban bustle at Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) in Pori--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: highs in Tampere hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali Church, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at PAF Casino, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn route app .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi). Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Hvittrask
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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