36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Tampere
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 5 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Kokkola
— 2 nights
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 1 day
8
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
9
Kotka
— 4 nights
10
Helsinki
— 6 nights

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For shopping fun, head to Laukko Manor or Galleria Ronga. Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church, take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brussels to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Tampere, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Ahtari Zoo, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Visavuori, Church of Keuruu
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Pargas Church are in your itinerary. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku trip maker app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town, Korpo Church, Nagu Church
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pori itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Aspegrens Rosenlund, then see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq, then examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Neristan (Old Wooden Town). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, then admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kannuksen Kirkko.

Plan my day in Kokkola using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Pori to Kokkola takes 4 hours. May in Kokkola sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Kannuksen Kirkko
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Kannuksen Kirkko ©
Kannuksen Kirkko

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haukipudas Church and Nallikari Beach. Head to Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Kauppahallifor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, browse the different shops at Ideapark Oulu, and engage your brain at Tietomaa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Oulu takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Luovon Puoji, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and get great views at Otsamo Fell.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Inari by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Inari, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planning site.

Fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in June: highs in Savonlinna hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get some cultural insight at Art Centre Salmela and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Get some historical perspective at Lappeen Marian kirkko and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Venture out of the city with trips to Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas, Tainionkosken Church, &more) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, stop by MyGoodKnife, and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Art Centre Salmela, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela

4
nights
Kotka

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maritime Centre Vellamo and Linden Esplanade. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. John's Church, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

6
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Galerie Forsblom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Church of Hollola, Sibelius Hall
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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