29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dublin

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll get in some beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Holy Cross Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Palander House), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere vacation planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Tampere. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Hanko to see Bellevue Beach about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Bellevue Beach, Kuusisto Manor
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and finally contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get some cultural insight at Marjaniemi Lighthouse and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Haukipudas Church and Oulu Cathedral. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Raahe Museum in Raahe, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oulu route maker .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church, Marjaniemi Lighthouse
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Marjaniemi Lighthouse ©
Marjaniemi Lighthouse

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari journey maker site .

You can drive from Oulu to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Inari, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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 16th (Tue): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Rautjarven kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lappeenranta Fortress and Imatra Waterfall. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas & Lammassaari Island). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Rautjarven kirkko, Savitaipale Church, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Maritime Centre Vellamo and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Marian Kirkko and Main Building of Military School are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Ankkapurha Culture Park) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip app .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Salpa Line Museum, Ankkapurha Culture Park
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukion Church. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Johannes Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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