49 days in Finland Itinerary

49 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly
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— 2 nights
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Turku. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach & Yyteri Beach), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 13:

Lahti

— 4 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola), Heinolan Vesitorni (in Heinola) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, and admire the masterpieces at Riihimaki Art Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's lots more to do: walk around Hupisaaret Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Oulu trip app.

You can fly from Lahti to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Olavinlinna Castle, &more), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill, examine the collection at Woikosken Automuseo, get outside with Anjan Puisto, and take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli visit planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Mikkeli in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:

Lappeenranta

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas, Tainionkosken Church, &more), Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, &more) and Liehtalanniemen museotila (in Puumala). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

Plan my day in Lappeenranta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Kotka

— 5 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Fagerö Kaunissaari (in Pyhtaa), Kouvola (Utti Fort, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, and browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

Plan my day in Kotka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 17:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Jan Karlsgarden Open Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally get a dose of the wild on Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mariehamn, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

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."