29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
6
Joensuu
— 2 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
8
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
9
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakaniemi Market and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Riimikko & Pieni Suklaatehdas). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 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, thenpause 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 °C and lows of °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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
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 Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski--about 48 minutes away. 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 °C and lows of °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 Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pentik Hill
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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 Turku Castle and Pike's Gut. Shop till you drop at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Ruokapuoti Lumo. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Bellevue Beach) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). 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 °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hanko, Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Tammelantori. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere City Library, Metso. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Old Mine Mining Museum and Pielisen Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Tohmajarven kirkko and Taitokortteli. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli (Koli Nature Centre Ukko & Koli Shop Retkitupa) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill & Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church and stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Joensuu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Tohmajarven kirkko, Old Mine Mining Museum
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
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, thenstop 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, thentake 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

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

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.
Art Centre Salmela and Poikilo - Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Prisma 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, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, 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. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Savitaipale Church, Art Centre Salmela, Poikilo - Museums, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela

4
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

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

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 2 hours. May in Ruotsinpyhtaa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Hollola, Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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