38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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38 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  12​h
1
Naantali
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Turku
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

5
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Isokari Lighthouse and Uusikaupunki Old Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Rauma and Naantali Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Naantali side-trips: Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum) and Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Marela Museum House, & more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naantali trip builder website .

Brussels, Belgium to Naantali is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Naantali is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Naantali are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

9
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Let the collections at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Kylamaki Village of Living History capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Pargas Church (in Parainen) and Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Bengtskar Lighthouse). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Teijo national park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker .

Turku is just a short distance from Naantali. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rosala, Kurjenrahka National Park, Jokioinen Museum Railway, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Bellevue Beach
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 5:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and Lapland Forestry Museum. German Soldier s Cemetery and Kemi Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyhatunturi (Pyha-Luosto National Park & Safaris) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Kemi Church, Kopara Reindeer Park, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 13:
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then do sightseeing your way with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

12
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Raseborg, Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Cathedral of Porvoo
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 27:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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