38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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38 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Porvoo
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 22 nights
End: Helsinki

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and stroll around Kaivopuisto.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, King's Road
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 15:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and then walk around Kultaranta Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Room Escape Games
Kultaranta Garden ©
Kultaranta Garden

4
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porvoo Old Town and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Kaunissaari (in Sipoo) and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, look for gifts at Riimikko, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, and steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Porvoo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Kaunissaari, Hiidenkirnut, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sapokka Water Garden and Valkmusa National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Huutjarvi Lake (in Siltakyla), Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Katariina Seaside Park, & more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki).

Before you visit Loviisa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Loviisa is very close to Porvoo. In September, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Siltakyla, Arboretum Mustila
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Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

22
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Raseborg (Raseborg Castle, Ekenas Old Town, & more), Espoo (Kaitalampi, Serena Water Park, & more) and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Sipoonkorpi National Park. Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Enjoy Helsinki some more: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), stroll around The Esplanadi Park, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and get in on the family fun at Puuhamaa.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner .

Drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Raseborg, Hameenlinna, Vantaa, Puuhamaa
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Kaitalampi ©
Kaitalampi
Serena Water Park ©
Serena Water Park
Puuhamaa ©
Puuhamaa

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