29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakaniemi Market and The National Museum of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Riimikko & Pieni Suklaatehdas). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and stop by Pien Shop & Bar.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Must see
Hakaniemi Market
4.2
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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then get great views at Otsamo Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Inari is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Pentik Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Ruka and Jalavan Kauppa. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo journey builder site.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. May in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jalavan Kauppa
4.3
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Art Gallery
Pentik Hill
4.0

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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 Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Shop till you drop at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Ruokapuoti Lumo. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Hanko (Hanko Water Tower, Pike's Gut, &more). And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, Turku is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4
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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ideapark and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere online visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4
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Specialty Museum
Mediamuseo Rupriikki
4.8

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Head to Taitokortteli and Kauppakeskus Iso Myyfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Tohmajarven kirkko and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Pielisen Museum (in Lieksa) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill & Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu visit planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. May in Joensuu sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Trails · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
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Specialty Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum
4.7

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the history at Salpa Line, view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip maker.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Art Centre Salmela and Wolkoff House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Poikilo - Museums and Imatran Kalatalo. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, browse the range of quality goods at Prisma, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum
5.0
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Civic Center
Art Centre Salmela
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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Marian Kirkko. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and St. John's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Ruotsinpyhtaa: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Kotka Church, &more), Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral (in Hamina) and Hollola (Church of Hollola & Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and admire the natural beauty at Eijas Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ruotsinpyhtaa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 2 hours. In May in Ruotsinpyhtaa, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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