30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Train
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Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday builder site.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 10:

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Church of St. Nicholas (in Imatra), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Punkaharju (Punkaharju Ridge & Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Lakeland GTE, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahti: Kotka (Museum of Aviation, Riverside Park, &more), Kouvola (Tykkimaki Amusement Park & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lahti trip tool.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lahti are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

3
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel route tool.

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

4
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Old Rauma, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

4
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). See some other sides of Helsinki: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for gifts at OMA Puoti, and take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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