27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 day
Train
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Lahti

— 1 day
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall and then enjoy some friendly competition at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lahti trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Lahti is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Lahti is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manila in July, you will find days in Lahti are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and then make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip app.

You can take a train from Lahti to Imatra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Rantasalmi

— 2 nights
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rantasalmi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Rantasalmi takes 2 hours. In July in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then examine the collection at Terranova, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Mediamuseo Rupriikki are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, stop by Alko, get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, and stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker website.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Koylio Church (in Koylio). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Oro.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kimito Island travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Marimekko, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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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."