32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Inari
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Pori
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get a sense of the local culture at The National Museum of Finland and Cathedral of Porvoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Runeberg Park), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Johannes Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online visit planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:

Lappeenranta

— 4 nights

Town of Lindens

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 Rautjarven kirkko. 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: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Inari

— 2 nights
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, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then surround 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 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 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Levi

— 4 nights
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 Keimiotunturi Fell. Get in touch with nature at Sarkitunturi 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 car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

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 Spy Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Keuruu (Old Church of Keuruu & Church of Keuruu). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

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

You can do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Tampere in 5.5 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 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Pori

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

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori trip builder app.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Turku

— 4 nights
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 Turku Cathedral. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset in Nagu, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation maker website.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
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, then explore the world behind art at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Bomarsund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mariehamn travel app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Finland travel guide

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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."