48 days in Finland Itinerary

48 days in Finland Itinerary

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48 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kumasi
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Raseborg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Kumasi

4
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Bengtskar Lighthouse and Ekenas Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Raseborg Castle and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa), Pernio (Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy & Teijo national park) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, and don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Raseborg online attractions planner .

Kumasi, Ghana to Raseborg is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kumasi to Raseborg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kumasi in April: high temperatures in Raseborg hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Pernio, Fagervik Museum, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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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.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Korpo Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Pargas Church (in Parainen), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Uto, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning site .

You can drive from Raseborg to Turku in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Korpo Church, Nagu Church, Pargas Church, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then stroll through Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn tour builder website .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Isokari Lighthouse.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rauma trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Rauma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere Cathedral. Visavuori and Serlachius Museum Gosta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Haemeenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Palander House, & more) and Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate the long history of Jokioinen Museum Railway, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Jokioinen Museum Railway, 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get some cultural insight at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Hippupuoti Gift Shop).

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in May, with highs in Inari at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough 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
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Mine Mining Museum and Tohmajarven kirkko. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mohko Ironworks and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli (Koli Nature Centre Ukko & Koli Shop Retkitupa) and Koli National Park (Pielinen & Rasavaara Observation tower). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joensuu trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Inari to Joensuu with the Route module. While traveling from Inari, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Joensuu, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Old Mine Mining Museum, Mohko Ironworks, Tohmajarven kirkko
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Mohko Ironworks ©
Mohko Ironworks
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 Kerimaki Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salpa Line and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju, Kolovesi National Park, Heinaveden kirkko
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wolkoff House Museum and Church of St. Nicholas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lappeenranta Fortress and Lappeenrannan taidemuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Imatra (Malonsaari & Tainionkosken Church). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and see the interesting displays at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta road trip site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car 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. Get some cultural insight at Bunker Museum and St. John's Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland & Apulandia), Kouvola (Pyhan Ristin kirkko & Ankkapurha Culture Park) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Porvoo Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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 much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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