36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
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Naantali
— 3 nights
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Bus to Turku, Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ranua
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Ranua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kolari
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lohja
— 1 night
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Sipoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pargas
— 1 night
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Naantali

— 3 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naantali trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Naantali is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Naantali, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Naantali sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ranua.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Ranua

— 2 nights
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ranua trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Naantali to Ranua takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Rovaniemi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 27th (Wed), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto vacation builder app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more).

Make your Saariselka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Saariselka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Muonio trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Levi Huskypark (in Kongas), Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Giewont Husky Adventures) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Muonio to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kolari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Kolari

Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.It is located in the province of Lapland. To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kolari vacation builder.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kolari in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Kolari are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Turku on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Kolari

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): hike along The Archipelago Trail and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Kolari to Turku with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lohja.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Lohja

— 1 night
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. On the 8th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurlahti Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lawrence.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lohja trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Lohja in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sipoo.

Things to do in Lohja

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Sipoo

— 1 night
Sipoo is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jarvenpaan kirkko, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius.

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

You can drive from Lohja to Sipoo in 1.5 hours. In July in Sipoo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Sipoo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get in touch with nature at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Loviisan kirkko and Church of Hollola. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahti ( Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo & Sibelius Hall), Kotka (Linden Esplanade & St. Nicholas Orthodox Church) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo day trip planner.

Porvoo is very close to Sipoo. In July in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

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 your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Hakaniemi Market. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Arctic Expedition about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 20:

Hanko

— 3 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellevue Beach and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at EKTA museum and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. Step out of Hanko to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanko trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hanko takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Pargas.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Pargas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church, and then explore the activities along Pargas Lime Stone Quarry.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pargas trip site.

Getting from Hanko to Pargas by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pargas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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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."