43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 5 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
5
Kokkola
— 2 nights
6
Oulu
— 4 nights
7
Inari
— 2 nights
8
Savonlinna
— 1 night
9
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
11
Helsinki
— 7 nights

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Petajavesi Old Church will appeal to history buffs. Head to Laukko Manor and Galleria Rongafor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tampere. Expect little chillier evenings in Tampere when traveling from Brussels in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ahtari Zoo, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Church of Keuruu, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Visavuori
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 Turku Cathedral. Naantali Old Town and Nagu Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and make a trip to Pargas Church.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Nagu Church, Pargas Church, Naantali Old Town, Bengtskar Lighthouse
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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, thenstroll 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, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenlook for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, 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 °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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 Stundars Museum and Kyr0 Distillery Company. 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: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Ulrika Eleonora Church (in Kristiinankaupunki). Spend the 31st (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kristiinankaupunki, Stundars Museum, Raippaluodon Silta, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Kyr0 Distillery Company
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, thensee 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.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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 Haukipudas Church and Kierikkikeskus are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Kauppahalli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, engage your brain at Tietomaa, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and stroll through Nallikari Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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, Luovon Puoji, 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
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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 Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gold Prospector Museum and Lemmenjoki National Park. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop about 1 hour away. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Inari online route planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Inari, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum
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, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenpause 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, thenwalk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and finally explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in June, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °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 Lappeen Marian kirkko and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Imatra (Tainionkosken Church, Lammassaari Island, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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 Linden Esplanade. 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, contemplate the long history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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 Galerie Anhavafor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Lahti (Sibelius Hall & Apulandia), Porvoo (Riimikko, Castle Hill, &more) and Church of Hollola (in Hollola). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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