38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Tampere
— 6 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
5
Mustasaari
— 3 nights
6
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
8
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
9
Imatra
— 3 nights
10
Lahti
— 2 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Marimekko Oyj. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Lehman. Change things up with a short trip to Fuksinpuisto Park in Kotka (about 1h 55 min away). Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rapola Ridge. Holy Cross Church and The Church of St. Michael will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Pori to see Yyteri Beach about 1h 50 min away. Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rapola Ridge, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Holy Cross Church, The Church of St. Michael, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip tool.

You can fly from Turku to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in June: highs in Akaslompolo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mustasaari, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akaslompolo to Mustasaari. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. We've included these beaches for you: Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenportti National Park and Kainuun Vaellustalli. Change things up with a short trip to Rukajarvi-keskus in Iisalmi (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo day trip planning tool.

Drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka, Rukajarvi-keskus
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Kolvananuuro in Joensuu--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Paimenen Polku Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kolvananuuro
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rantasalmi holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally have some family-friendly fun at HopLop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra day trip site.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Imatra in 2 hours. July in Imatra sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. When in Lahti, make a side trip to see Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, approximately Ruotsinpyhtaa away. The adventure continues: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti day trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Lahti by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Repovesi National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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