48 days in Finland Itinerary

48 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Pori
— 4 nights
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Mustasaari
— 4 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Rantasalmi
— 4 nights
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Lahti
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Casablanca, Morocco to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, Helsinki is little chillier than Casablanca - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Wildlife Area
Oro
4.7

5
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately Poytya away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

5
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Visavuori and Forssa Museum of Natural History. Get in touch with nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen). Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, find something for the whole family at Funpark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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History Museum
Visavuori
5.0

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Let the collections at Pori Art Museum and Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma) and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park (in Huittinen). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, and stop by Patakirppis.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Visiting Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skata and Kuddnas Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Setterbergin Puisto in Vaasa (about 40 minutes away). There's more to do: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari vacation maker site.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. July in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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Specialty Museum
Kuddnas Museum
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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 14th (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo. In July, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Saariselka travel planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Koli National Park on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Uhrihalkeama and Koli Nature Centre Ukko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Hiidenportti National Park in Sotkamo--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Linnansaari National Park and Naisvuori Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rantasalmi: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Riihisaari, &more) and Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral, Mannerheim Statue, &more).

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Lempukka Beach and Saimaa Canal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Malonsaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip maker.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Imatra in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
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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. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti holiday planning tool.

Getting from Imatra to Lahti by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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National Park
Repovesi National Park
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National Park
Valkmusa National Park
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Civic Center
Sibelius Hall
4.5

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