48 days in Finland Itinerary

48 days in Finland Itinerary

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48 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Casablanca
Fly:  11​h
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
9
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Rantasalmi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Casablanca

9
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, stop by Boss Shop, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Casablanca, Morocco to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Casablanca to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Casablanca in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 24:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 25th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kimito Island trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Kuusisto Manor are in your itinerary. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, hike along The Archipelago Trail, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planner .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kultaranta Garden, Kuusisto Manor
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Jokioinen Museum Railway capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Cross Church and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Forssa Museum of Natural History (in Forssa) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and find something for the whole family at Funpark.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Funpark
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Get some historical perspective at Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Ruokapuoti Lumo in Rauma (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip builder tool .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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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
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Get out of town with these interesting Mustasaari side-trips: Skata (in Pietarsaari), Kuddnas Museum (in Uusikaarlepyy) and Setterbergin Puisto (in Vaasa). There's more to do: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari travel planner.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vaasa, Skata, Kuddnas Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kuddnas Museum ©
Kuddnas Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip maker .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip builder tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Hiidenportti National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saariselka to Koli National Park. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Hiidenportti National Park
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

4
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Get outdoors at Linnansaari National Park and Naisvuori Hill. Explore Rantasalmi's surroundings by going to Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral, Mannerheim Statue, & more) and Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Riihisaari, & more).

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Mikkeli
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Take a break from the city and head to Lammassaari Island and Malonsaari. Get out of town with these interesting Imatra side-trips: Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Imatra in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Parikkala
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

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You can take a train from Imatra to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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