40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sarajevo
Fly:  7 h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Oulu
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
7
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Sarajevo

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Jarvenpaa to see Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius about 40 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey site.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

5
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. You'll explore and learn at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Motorcycle Museum of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Salpa Line Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Lahti Ski Museum (in Lahti), Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hamina, Lahti, Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge 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.
Olavinlinna Castle and Sandcastle Lappeenranta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Pikkukirkko and Lauritsala Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Wolkoff House Museum, &more), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Savonlinna Provincial Museum (in Savonlinna). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and head off the coast to Lammassaari Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Imatra holiday planner.

Getting from Kotka to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Imatra

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Pielisen Museum and Kuopion Korttelimuseo will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Kerimaki Church and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall & Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, kick your exploration up a notch at Treetop Adventure Park, don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, and stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Imatra to Joensuu in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Kuopio, Old Mine Mining Museum, Pielisen Museum, Kerimaki Church, New Valamo Monastery
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Sotkamo takes 3 hours. July in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
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4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Appreciate the collections at Raahe Museum and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oulu Cathedral and Kauppahalli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kemi (Kemi Church & Sampo Icebreaker) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip planner.

Getting from Sotkamo to Oulu by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Kemi, Haukipudas Church, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Popular historic sites such as Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Serlachius Museum Gustaf are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Tampere by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Hame Castle, The Parola Armour Museum, Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Church of the Holy Cross and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Marela Museum House, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Bonk Museum). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and ArtBank (in Pargas). The adventure continues: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, ArtBank
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Bellevue Beach, explore the historical opulence of Raseborg Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of EKTA museum. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, and then steep yourself in history at Fiskars Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanko online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Raseborg, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, Fiskars Museum
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
EKTA museum ©
EKTA museum
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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