27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip tool.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's lots more to do: walk around Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

You can plan Kotka trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, examine the collection at Villa Mairea, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Terranova and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa journey planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Kuhmo

— 2 nights
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): listen to music at Kuhmo Arts Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Taiga. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Boreal Wildlife Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilds Piira.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuhmo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Kuhmo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Urho Kekkonen National Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Inari takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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."

Lapland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.