33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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33 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  29​h
1
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Hame Castle. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of Keuruu will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Stone Castle of Pirunvuori (in Sastamala), Muuramen Church (in Muurame) and Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker app .

Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Tampere is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keuruu, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, Tammelan kirkko, Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance), Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Visit Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Old Rauma and Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Salgrund Pilot Station (in Kaskinen), Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum (in Rauma) and Kristiinankaupunki (Ulrika Eleonora Church, The Maritime Museum, & more). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Koylio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koylion Kirkkokari.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Kristiinankaupunki, Koylio, Salgrund Pilot Station
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Koylio Church ©
Koylio Church

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Castle are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Naantali Old Town and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Pike's Gut & Tulliniemi Nature Path) and Lenholm Conservation Area (in Parainen). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, and step into the grandiose world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kaarina, Hanko, Naantali Old Town, Lenholm Conservation Area
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museumship Pommern and Kastelholm Castle. Bomarsund and The Maritime Quarter will appeal to history buffs. When in Mariehamn, make a side trip to see Getabergen in Geta, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, and stroll around Lilla holmen.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Maritime Centre Vellamo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Lappeenranta Fortress. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti), Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Hamina (Hamina Old Town & St. John's Church). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savitaipale Church.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Imatra Waterfall, Olavinlinna Castle, Rautjarven kirkko
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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.
The Aalto House and Cathedral of Porvoo will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, and walk around Kaivopuisto.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Porvoo
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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