47 days in Finland Itinerary

47 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 6 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo), Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip maker app.

Berlin, Germany to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Turku. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, get a dose of the wild on Ruka Safaris Ltd - Day Tours, and get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park travel planning website.

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Siikalahti Wetland, &more) and Rapio Mill (in Juva). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Joroinen), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli attractions planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Lappeenranta

— 5 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, Ruokolahden Kirkko, &more), Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Church of St. Nicholas, &more) and Puumala (Liehtalanniemen museotila & Lake Saimaa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta 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 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Kotka

— 6 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to St Michael Church (in Pernaja), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). And it doesn't end there: walk around Riverside Park, visit Linden Esplanade, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kotka travel app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 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 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

Helsinki

— 7 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."