48 days in Finland Itinerary

48 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Raseborg
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 6 nights
6
Inari
— 3 nights
7
Joensuu
— 2 nights
8
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
9
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
10
Kotka
— 5 nights
11
Helsinki
— 6 nights

4
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bengtskar Lighthouse and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fagervik Museum and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. Explore Raseborg's surroundings by going to Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at EKTA museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, steep yourself in history at Raseborg Castle, and make a trip to Ekenas Old Town.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Raseborg online travel route planner.

Kumasi, Ghana to Raseborg is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kumasi to Raseborg due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kumasi in April, with highs in Raseborg at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pernio, Hanko, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Snappertunan kirkko, Fagervik Museum
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
EKTA museum ©
EKTA museum

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Louhisaari Manor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Pargas Church (in Pargas), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, enjoy the sea views from Uto, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip website.

You can drive from Raseborg to Turku in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pargas Church, Louhisaari Manor, Nagu Church, Korpo Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thenstroll around Lilla holmen, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

Plan my trip to Mariehamn with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 27th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and finally examine the collection at Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma vacation site.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Rauma are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Uusikaupunki
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Get some cultural insight at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hiekka Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Palander House, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Suomen Pelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, and take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Petajavesi Old Church, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Lake Inari, and take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Inari road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in May, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mohko Ironworks Museum and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Mine Mining Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Koli National Park (Pielinen & Rasavaara Observation tower) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Inari to Joensuu with the Route module. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Joensuu, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Koli, Koli National Park, Mohko Ironworks Museum, Old Mine Mining Museum, Tohmajarven kirkko
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Mohko Ironworks Museum ©
Mohko Ironworks Museum
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Punkaharju Ridge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Heinaveden kirkko. Change things up with a short trip to Salpa Line in Kerimaki (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning site.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju, Heinaveden kirkko
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lappeenranta Fortress and Saimaa Kanal Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wolkoff House Museum and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Imatra (Malonsaari, Church of St. Nicholas, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Imatra
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

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 the less-touristy side of things at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and St. John's Church. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Centre Vellamo and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Main Building of Military School, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Lahti, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mannerheim Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Castle Hill, &more), The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa) and Riihimaki (Riihimaki Art Museum & Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Taidekoti Kirpila.

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You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porvoo, Riihimaki, Hvittrask, Vantaa Art Museum, The Finnish Railway Museum
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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