33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kotka
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night
8
Turku
— 4 nights
9
Pori
— 3 nights
10
Tampere
— 5 nights

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Visit Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa for their historical value. Visiting Lehman and Haapasaari Island will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Shopping Center Veturi). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, and steep yourself in history at Kyminlinna Fortress.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Hong Kong, China to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Kotka. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, Marian Kirkko
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Hietaranta Beach and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, visit Ullanlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Popular historic sites such as The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Joutsenon kirkko are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Art Centre Salmela and Lappeenrannan taidemuseo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Puumala wooden church (in Puumala), Lammassaari Island (in Imatra) and Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and steep yourself in history at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Puumala wooden church, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Communications Centre Lokki, Art Centre Salmela
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Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, thenpause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, thensee the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, thenexplore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, thensee the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Kuopio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuopio in June: high temperatures in Inari hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, thenlook for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Kuusamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Bellevue Beach. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Bellevue Beach, Louhisaari Manor, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Let the collections at Bonk Museum and The Old Town Hall Museum capture your imagination. Old Rauma and Uusikaupunki Old Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Ruokapuoti Lumo) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, look for gifts at Patakirppis, and stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pori planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The Parola Armour Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Militaria and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, and take in the views from Hameensilta.

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

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Ideapark, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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