43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kokkola
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brussels

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of Keuruu will appeal to history buffs. Head to Laukko Manor and Keittioelamaafor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Tampere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, Laukko Manor, Petajavesi Old Church, Holy Cross Church
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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 discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Turun Kauppahalli. Turku Cathedral and Nagu Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala), Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, make a trip to Korpo Church, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Korpo Church, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Nagu Church, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Pori online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Stundars Museum. Carlsro Museum and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro) and Ulrika Eleonora Church (in Kristiinankaupunki). Spend the 31st (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Vaasa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kristiinankaupunki, Kyr0 Distillery Company, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Stundars Museum, Raippaluodon Silta
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala ©
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala

2
nights
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kannuksen Kirkko, admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, then see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town). On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Skata and then take in nature's colorful creations at Aspegrens Rosenlund.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kokkola trip tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Kokkola in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kokkola are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Kannuksen Kirkko
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Kannuksen Kirkko ©
Kannuksen Kirkko
K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Popular historic sites such as Kauppahalli and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Luovon Puoji and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and engage your brain at Tietomaa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oulu holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Oulu takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum, Kemi Church, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Otsamo Fell. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop about 1 hour away. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in June, Inari is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and finally explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Parikkala, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Head to Art Centre Salmela and MyGoodKnifefor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Savitaipale Church and Lauritsala Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Imatra (Tainionkosken Church, Lammassaari Island, &more) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Savitaipale Church, Art Centre Salmela
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

4
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maritime Centre Vellamo and St. John's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Marian Kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Pyhan Ristin kirkko & The Sippola church). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotka day trip app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Sibelius Hallfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Church of Hollola (in Hollola), Porvoo (Riimikko, Castle Hill, &more) and Apulandia (in Lahti). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary tool.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Jarvenpaa, Lahti, Church of Hollola
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 26:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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