28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 19 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Rautavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: Helsinki

19
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kotka Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Lehman, &more). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and don't miss a visit to Stromforsin Ruukki.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Raseborg, Porvoo, Hanko, Sibelius Hall
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Turku Castle. On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Olavinlinna Castle. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Salpa Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Johanna Oras Art Gallery, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Rautavaara

Rautavaara ©
Rautavaara is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. Venajanhiekka has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Thu), kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rautavaara online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Rautavaara by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rautavaara are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rautavaara

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
You've now added Saana to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): trek along Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski and then steep yourself in history at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rautavaara to Kilpisjarvi takes 10.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rautavaara to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rautavaara in July, things will get little chillier in Kilpisjarvi: highs are around 18°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kukkolankoski, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Saana ©
Saana

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