36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Cathedral of Porvoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, &more), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and Lahti (Apulandia & Sibelius Hall). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Ullanlinna, view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Lahti, Church of Hollola
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and St. John's Church. Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Main Building of Military School will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). The adventure continues: visit Linden Esplanade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka holiday planning site.

Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Centre Salmela and MyGoodKnife. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Lauritsala Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti) and Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas, Tainionkosken Church, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta journey website.

You can drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Art Centre Salmela
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Taipalsaaren kirkko ©
Taipalsaaren kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki 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. Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's more to do: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning site.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in June, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum
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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

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Head to Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Kauppahallifor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oulu Cathedral and Kemi Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto). There's still lots to do: stroll through Nallikari Beach, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and walk around Hupisaaret Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu holiday planner.

You can fly from Inari to Oulu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kemi, Raahe Museum, Luovon Puoji, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

2
nights
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Aspegrens Rosenlund, see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq, thensee the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, and finally examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), thenexamine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Kannuksen Kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kokkola vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Oulu to Kokkola by car takes about 3 hours. June in Kokkola sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Kannuksen Kirkko
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Kannuksen Kirkko ©
Kannuksen Kirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenget engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenenjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pori day trip planning site.

You can drive from Kokkola to Pori in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Kauppakeskus Myllyfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and make a trip to Pargas Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Nagu Church, Pargas Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Laukko Manor and Galleria Rongafor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Church of Keuruu. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, explore the world behind art at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Church of Keuruu, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Petajavesi Old Church
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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