36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Repovesi National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Utti Fort). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka route planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kotka is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in May, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Puijo Tower and Southern Konnevesi National park. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, trek along Saaristokatu, and see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Pielisen Museum. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo online route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in June, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June in Levi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Vapriikin Museokeskus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, Yyteri Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online day trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Turku Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Old Rauma, &more) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary builder.

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 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aland Maritime Museum and Bomarsund. Explore Mariehamn's surroundings by going to Eckero (Karingsunds Viltsafari & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, try your luck at PAF Casino, and explore the world behind art at The Aland Island Art Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mariehamn fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Library of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Jarvenpaa Mosque (in Jarvenpaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:

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."