33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Kouvola
— 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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Ankara, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Ankara in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Padasjoen Tuomastornit, stop by Hameenkatu, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hupisaaret Park, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planning website.

Take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Rapio Mill (in Juva), Mikkeli (Neitvuori & Communications Centre Lokki) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko and then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra online trip maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola visit app.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."