28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Enontekio
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Telegrafberget, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get advice or help at Oodi Central Library, and pause for some photo ops at Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Helsinki, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn route builder tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): shop like a local with Savonlinna Market Square, then see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna route site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

Plan my day in Pori using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get your bearings at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Urho Kekkonen National Park has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Ruijanpolku Trail. Step out of Saariselka to go to Sodankyla and see Pyha-Nattanen Fell, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Saariselka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in July, you will find days in Saariselka are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and finally shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi online travel planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Inari trip builder app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Enontekio

— 2 nights
Hetta Huskies has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Tsahkal Falls and Jyppyra lookout. Take a break from Enontekio with a short trip to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp in Karesuvanto, about 36 minutes away.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Enontekio online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Inari to Enontekio with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Enontekio

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."