28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Pori
— 1 night
7
Turku
— 2 nights
8
Saariselka
— 2 nights
9
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
10
Inari
— 3 nights
11
Enontekio
— 2 nights

3
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.
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 a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), 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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, thentake 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 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, thensee 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 flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, thensee the interesting displays at S/S Salama, thenexplore 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 °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

2
nights
Tampere

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
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, thenkick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, thenhead 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 bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenexamine 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 Ruijanpolku Trail and Pyha-Nattanen Fell. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in July: highs in Saariselka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pyha-Nattanen Fell, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, thendo some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and finally view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, thenwitness 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 °C during the day and °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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyhatunturi, Paikanselan Taistelualue
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
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 Juutua Nature Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, 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 °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
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 34 minutes away.

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

Take a bus from Inari to Enontekio in 11.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tsahkal Falls, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Hetta Huskies ©
Hetta Huskies
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

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