27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Lahti
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
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): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall and then have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lahti trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Lahti is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Manila in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Lahti: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Shopping
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Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally stroll through Lammassaari Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra journey maker .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 9th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi itinerary builder website .

Drive from Imatra to Rantasalmi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then examine the collection at Terranova, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari road trip tool .

Getting from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip app .

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Koylio Church (in Koylio), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Koylio Church, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. 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. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Marimekko, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning website .

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church