34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

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34 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
6
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Helsinki

11
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 ARTag Gallery. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 9th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, King's Road, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, examine the collection at Raahe Museum, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip tool .

Fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. 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 Beaches

Side Trips

Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Raahe Museum
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner .

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Imatra

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra tour website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Imatra by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park and then see the interesting displays at VB Photographic Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio online trip builder .

Getting from Imatra to Kuopio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
VB Photographic Centre ©
VB Photographic Centre

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas.

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Getting from Kuopio to Porvoo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Maritime Centre Vellamo, Arboretum Mustila
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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 30th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Porvoo to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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