39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Alicante
Fly + Train:  8 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
5
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Alicante

6
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 Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Yyteri Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere online driving holiday planner.

Alicante, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Alicante to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Alicante in August, with highs in Tampere at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Marttinen, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kimito Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Ett Hem Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, don't miss a visit to Korpo Church, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach, Moomin World, Old Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 15th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenhead off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thencontemplate the long history of Bomarsund, and finally see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Salpa Line Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Imatra Waterfall and Malonsaari. Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Lappeenranta Fortress). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko and head off the coast to Lammassaari Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Imatra tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Salpa Line Museum, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Get some cultural insight at Savonlinna Cathedral and Pikkukirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

5
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.
Get outdoors at Ukko-Koli Hill and Hiidenportti National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Venajanhiekka. Venture out of the city with trips to Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hiidenportti National Park, Venajanhiekka, Tahko Farmi, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 28th (Tue), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lemmenjoki National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Change things up with a short trip to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Marimekkofor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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