28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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28 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Mikkeli
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
14
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kuopio are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stroll through Poro Farmi. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of Oulu to go to Kemi and see SnowCastle of Kemi, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, and get curious at Tietomaa.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Oulu vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

SnowCastle of Kemi
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning app .

Getting from Oulu to Turku by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): hike along Akka-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and finally examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa online vacation maker .

Getting from Tampere to Lieksa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Akka-Koli Hill
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, and finally have fun at Lahti Sports Center.

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You can drive from Lieksa to Lahti in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Lahti sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Fun & Games
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, make a trip to Kenkavero, then make a trip to Mannerheim Statue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lahti to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites Museums
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Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

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Getting from Mikkeli to Inari by combination of train and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Mikkeli, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Inari, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, hit the slopes at Ruka, and then get outside with Karhunkierros. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online day trip planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll set off for Saariselka on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Saariselka is known for wildlife, winter sports, nightlife, theme parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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