36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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6
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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 Haihara Art Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tampere, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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 Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) 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 Pargas 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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 Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Head to Kauppahalli and Luovon Puojifor some retail therapy. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii, approximately Yli-Ii away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, engage your brain at Tietomaa, buy something for everyone on your list at Ideapark Oulu, and see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

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You can drive from Kokkola to Oulu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
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 Gold Prospector Museum. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel 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

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
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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

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 ©

Town of Lindens

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 Nuijamaa Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti) and Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas, Tainionkosken Church, &more). 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 · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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 Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John's Church and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). The adventure continues: visit Linden Esplanade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, and admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

6
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Nasin Kartanon Galleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti), Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa) and Church of Hollola (in Hollola). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, 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

Side Trips

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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