28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 19 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rautavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 19 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Valkmusa National Park. Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. 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 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and don't miss a visit to Stromforsin Ruukki.

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If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Turku

— 2 nights
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.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. 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 fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
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.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. 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 · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Rautavaara

— 1 night
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.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, 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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Kilpisjarvi

— 2 nights
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.

For photos, more things to do, 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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."