35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
8
Inari
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Library of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, 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

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Keinuhonka Farm (in Padasjoki), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Kammiovuori Trail (in Sysma). 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Killinkoski Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, 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 take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killinkoski Church, Pirunpesa, Keinuhonka Farm, Hame Castle, Yyteri Beach
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

4
nights
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 Old Rauma and Turku Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum (in Rauma) and Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Rosala). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; 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

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museumship Pommern and Bomarsund. Step out of Mariehamn to go to Eckero and see Leklandet, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antikbutiken.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Mariehamn travel route planning site.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Antikbutiken, Leklandet
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
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 Repovesi National Park 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 Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and get a sense of history and politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone.

To see photos, reviews, maps, 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

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Savitaipale Church, Imatra Waterfall, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

4
nights
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 Salpa Line. Venture out of the city with trips to Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Parikkalan kirkko (in Parikkala) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kitee Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Heinaveden kirkko, Punkaharju Ridge, Parikkalan kirkko, Utransaari/ The Utra Island
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

5
nights
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 Kuopio Market City Hall. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Korkeakoski (in Tuovilanlahti), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolvananuuro, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and appreciate the history behind Juice Leskinen Statue.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio driving holiday planner.

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) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Juuka, Korkeakoski, Leppavirta Church, Kolvananuuro, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
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
nights
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 Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inari route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuopio to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kuopio in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

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