27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 10 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
5
Oulu
— 6 nights

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

Fairbanks, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 11 hours. Traveling from Fairbanks in June, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (65°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

10
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Visit Turku Cathedral and Uto for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela), Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Old Rauma, &more) and Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, examine the collection at Automobile Museum, and kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Hanko, Naantali, Torronsuo National Park
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 22:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Parola Armour Museum and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Step off the beaten path and head to Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Museo Militaria. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland

6
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Get some historical perspective at Haukipudas Church and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker, Kemi Church, &more), The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Raahe Museum, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

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