28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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28 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Yekaterinburg
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Yekaterinburg

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Holy Cross Church and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Step out of Tampere to go to Ylojarvi and see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and head outdoors with FUN53 Charter.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Yekaterinburg, Russia to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Tampere. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in June, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, have fun at Moomin World, steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World, Kuusisto Manor
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 10th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma online holiday planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Rauma by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Thu), get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Mustasaari takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel route planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Carelicum, Taitokortteli, & more). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Carelicum ©
Carelicum

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.
Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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