34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 11 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Imatra
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Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
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Helsinki

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 appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and ARTag Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Haagan Alppiruusupuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 10:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Sun), meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then examine the collection at Raahe Museum, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Imatra.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

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Imatra

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.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Imatra by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuopio.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park and then examine the collection at VB Photographic Centre. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planning tool.

You can drive from Imatra to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 27th (Tue), revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, then visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas.

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Traveling by car from Kuopio to Porvoo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Savonlinna on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 30th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel route planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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."