36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tampere. Traveling from Brussels in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tampere, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 25th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rauma vacation app.

Getting from Tampere to Rauma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Rauma, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Teijo National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally make a trip to Bomarsund. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, and finally steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Sarkitunturi in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi attractions planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 10th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ranua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Ranua takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get some cultural insight at Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kerimaki Church and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna itinerary planner.

Getting from Ranua to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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 14th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lepola Cemetery Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra tour site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Maritime Centre Vellamo and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Sapokka Water Garden). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Helsinki

— 7 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get some historical perspective at The Aalto House and Cathedral of Porvoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

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

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:

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."