29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 7 nights
2
Kuopio
— 4 nights
3
Joensuu
— 4 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 5 nights
5
Helsinki
— 8 nights

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Postal Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Holy Cross Church and Aleksanterin Kirkko are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pori (Yyteri Beach & Juselius Mausoleum), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Haihara Art Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Tampere at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Holy Cross Church, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kuopion Korttelimuseo and Kuopio Art Museum. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Nokkakivi Amusement Park (in Laukaa), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor, perfect your strike at Entertainment Center IsoCee, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuopio vacation builder website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Kuopio sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Southern Konnevesi National park, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli National Park (Pielinen, Rylays Hill, &more), Parppeinvaaran Runokyla (in Ilomantsi) and Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto & Neitikoski Rapids). There's more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Treetop Adventure Park and stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Joensuu day trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Parppeinvaaran Runokyla
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

5
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
St. George Church and Savonlinna Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral, Anjan Puisto, &more), Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road & Puumala wooden church) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Saimaa Kanal Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Puumala, Imatra, St. George Church, Savitaipale Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

8
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Helsinki Cathedral and Kansallisgalleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Aurlahti Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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