32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 4 nights
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
6
Pori
— 3 nights
7
Turku
— 4 nights
8
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Porvoo Old Town and The National Museum of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Runeberg Park), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Johannes Church, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Vantaa
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Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Olavinlinna Castle and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sapokka Water Garden and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, and admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Rautjarven kirkko, Savitaipale Church, Olavinlinna Castle, Imatra Waterfall
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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 6th (Tue), trek along Juutua Nature Trail, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensurround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lappeenranta in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Sarkitunturi. Get in touch with nature at Keimiotunturi Fell and Discover Lapland. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi tour planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Samiland ©
Samiland

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hame Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Rapola Ridge. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) (in Muurame) and Keuruu (Old Church of Keuruu & Church of Keuruu). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Levi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keuruu, Hame Castle, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Rapola Ridge
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Visit Old Rauma and Koylion Kirkkokari for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Koylio Church (in Koylio), Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more) and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park (in Huittinen). There's more to do: get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pori planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylio, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Tulliniemi Nature Path and Lenholm Conservation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset in Nagu, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, Lenholm Conservation Area, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Bomarsund. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Eckerö Post & tullhus, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, thenexplore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle