28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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28 days in Finland Itinerary

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
Fly:  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.
Popular historic sites such as Stromforsin ruukki and Kotka Church are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Teijo national park (in Pernio), Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Lehman, & more) and Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online route planner .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You've now added Turku Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings 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. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Adventure Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Salpa Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Siikalahti Wetland, Johanna Oras Art Gallery
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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. You've now added Venajanhiekka to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rautavaara trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Rautavaara in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rautavaara are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rautavaara

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
You've now added Saana to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Kukkolankoski and then steep yourself in history at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi holiday maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Kilpisjarvi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in July; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach 18°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Saana ©
Saana

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