27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 10 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 6 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
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 · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Turku

— 10 nights
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 Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Visit Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela), Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Marela Museum House, &more). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Korpo Church, make a trip to Louhisaari Manor, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 22:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

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 The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Museo Militaria) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, 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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Oulu

— 6 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nallikari Beach and Haukipudas Church. Popular historic sites such as Oulu Cathedral and Kierikkikeskus are in your itinerary. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio), Kemi (Icebreaker Sampo, Kemi Church, &more) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Raahe Museum, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

Plan my day in Oulu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 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 · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."