32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Fiskars
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 45​min
8
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Lahti
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
11
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Saarijarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Helsinki


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7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) in Tuusula, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): go for a walk through Gunnarstrand, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hanko journey builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hanko are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fiskars.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

1
night
Fiskars

Fiskars ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, see the interesting displays at Fagervik Museum, explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fiskars trip site .

Getting from Hanko to Fiskars by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Espoo.

Things to do in Fiskars

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Raseborg, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, Snappertunan kirkko, Fagervik Museum
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Fagervik Museum ©
Fagervik Museum
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Tapiola Golf, pause for some serene contemplation at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkonummen kirkko.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Espoo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Fiskars to Espoo takes 1.5 hours. In March in Espoo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Kirkkonummen kirkko
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kirkkonummen kirkko ©
Kirkkonummen kirkko
Tapiola Golf ©
Tapiola Golf

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, get a taste of the local shopping with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and finally view the masterpieces at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

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Traveling by car from Espoo to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Porvoo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Loviisan kirkko, Hiidenkirnut
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour builder .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, stroll through Kobba Klintar, then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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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) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, and then admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gosta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere online road trip planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Mariehamn in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tampere, with lows of -7°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Apulandia. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then get great views at Radio and TV Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti itinerary builder site .

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Lahti sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum
Apulandia ©
Apulandia
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lahti to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Raahe Museum
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kouvola travel planner.

Getting from Oulu to Kouvola by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saarijarvi road trip site .

You can drive from Kouvola to Saarijarvi in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Saarijarvi are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, Petajavesi Old Church
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Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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