35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
7
Kuopio
— 5 nights
8
Inari
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kaivopuisto, visit Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

5
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yyteri Beach and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna), Kammiovuori Trail (in Sysma) and Keinuhonka Farm (in Padasjoki). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the views from Hameensilta, and make a trip to Pirunpesa.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

4
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Rosala) and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum (in Rauma). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museumship Pommern and Bomarsund. Step out of Mariehamn with an excursion to Leklandet in Eckero--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, and walk around Lilla holmen.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sapokka Water Garden and Saimaa Canal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Hamina (St. John's Church & Hamina Old Town), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

4
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. Venture out of the city with trips to Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi), Salpa Line (in Kerimaki) and Parikkalan kirkko (in Parikkala). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island, and look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Parikkalan kirkko ©
Parikkalan kirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

5
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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puijo Tower and Juice Leskinen Statue. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, appreciate the history behind Paalasmaan Surukivi, brush up on your military savvy at Kuopio War Veteran Museum, and don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip maker site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
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Korkeakoski ©
Korkeakoski
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuopio in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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