37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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37 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Helsinki
— 7 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Visavuori and Petajavesi Old Church are in your itinerary. Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Serlachius Museum Gosta) and Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere journey planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Museo Militaria, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, examine the collection at Automobile Museum, and then get outside with Kuuskajaskari.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rauma tour planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Rauma sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Uusikaupunki
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Automobile Museum ©
Automobile Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, get your game on at Moomin World, and do sightseeing your way with Ett Hem Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku route planning app .

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Let the collections at Arktikum and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley capture your imagination. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Popular historic sites such as Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Uhrihalkeama are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pielisen Museum and Old Mine Mining Museum. When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Joensuu Church in Joensuu, approximately 1h 05 min away.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and Finnish Air Force Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. New Valamo Monastery and St. Nikolaos Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Natural History Museum of Central Finland (in Jyvaskyla) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). The adventure continues: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip builder tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, New Valamo Monastery, Kolovesi National Park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then make a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hamina itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Hamina takes 3 hours. July in Hamina sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

7
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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Getting from Hamina to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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