36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane), Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach & Yyteri Beach) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Skogster Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip builder.

New York City, USA to Tampere is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Tampere. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Tampere to be colder, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

4
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Marela Museum House, Old Rauma, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally steep yourself in history at Bomarsund. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

2
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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 23rd (Fri): stroll through Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oulu holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Koli National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Olavinlinna Castle), Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip builder site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Mikkeli in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas & Tainionkosken Church), Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko & Ruokolahden Kellotapuli). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, walk around Kumparepuisto Park, and steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kotka online travel route planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

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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.
Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:

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."