32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 1 night
Drive
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Fiskars
— 1 night
Drive
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Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 3 nights
Fly to Turun lentoasema, Bus to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saarijarvi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Explore hidden gems such as Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki to go to Tuusula and see Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:

Hanko

— 1 night
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gunnarstrand, then identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hanko takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Fiskars.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Fiskars

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, examine the collection at Fagervik Museum, explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and finally walk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fiskars online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hanko to Fiskars by car takes about an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Fiskars can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Fiskars

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Espoo

— 2 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, tee off at Tapiola Golf, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lawrence, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Espoo trip planning app.

You can drive from Fiskars to Espoo in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, take in the exciting artwork at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, and finally explore the world behind art at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip app.

Traveling by car from Espoo to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island and then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Mariehamn

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 25th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mariehamn route planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, and then explore the world behind art at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, examine the collection at National Police Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Traveling from Mariehamn in March, expect little chillier with lows of -7°C in Tampere. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Apulandia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Laune Central Park, see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then examine the collection at Radio and TV Museum, and finally examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahti tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip builder site.

Fly from Lahti to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, walk around Riverside Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip builder tool.

Fly from Oulu to Kouvola in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Saarijarvi

— 2 nights
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saarijarvi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Saarijarvi takes 3.5 hours. In April in Saarijarvi, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.