36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
8
Pori
— 2 nights
9
Tampere
— 6 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, visit Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner.

Belfast, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

4
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Lappeenranta

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lappeenranta Fortress and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Savitaipale Church and Nuijamaa Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, &more), Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral (in Hamina) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle and St. George Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Salpa Line and New Valamo Monastery for their historical value. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi) and Rapio Mill (in Juva). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 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 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). The adventure continues: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inari sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Inari is slightly colder than Savonlinna - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get some historical perspective at Marjaniemi Lighthouse and Oulu Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nallikari Beach and Raahe Museum. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii, approximately Yli-Ii away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, walk around Hupisaaret Park, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

3
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kastelholm Castle and Bomarsund. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museumship Pommern and The Cultural History Museum of Aland. Step out of Mariehamn with an excursion to Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum in Eckero--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

5
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Isokari Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

Plan trip to Turku with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pori online vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

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