27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fairbanks
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 10 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Oulu
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Fairbanks


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), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning website .

Fairbanks, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Fairbanks to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fairbanks in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

10
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Teijo national park. Visit Turku Cathedral and Bengtskar Lighthouse for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Old Rauma, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, stroll through Uto, and take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Hanko, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tampere Cathedral and Rauhaniemi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Visavuori and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Haemeenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Museo Militaria). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Parola Tank Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Visavuori
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick 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 contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature 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
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

6
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Appreciate the collections at Raahe Museum and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Get some historical perspective at Kemi Church and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio) and Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)). The adventure continues: stroll through Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo.

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You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. 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, Haukipudas Church, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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