34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Arctic Expedition (in Espoo). Spend the 9th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). There's much more to do: make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa 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

Side Trips

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

For where to stay, reviews, 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 take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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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.
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 maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 Shopping

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Oulu

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 where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; 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 Beaches

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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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: 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 more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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 Tours Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
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.
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.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, 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

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Kuopio

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.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, 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 Museums Nature

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.
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 flight from Kuopio to Porvoo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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

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.
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, maps, where to stay, 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 do a combination of flight and bus; 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

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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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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