49 days in Finland Itinerary

49 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Bristol
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Kouvola
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Inari
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
11
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Tampere
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  8 h 45 min
End: Bristol

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Get some cultural insight at Kansallisgalleria and The National Museum of Finland. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Bristol, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Hiidenvuori and Santalahti Nature Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Arboretum Mustila and Valkmusa National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Riverside Park, &more) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Hiidenvuori, Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

3
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.
Get outdoors at Saimaa Canal and Malonsaari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Imatra Waterfall and Kummakivi Boulder. Venture out of the city with trips to Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Lappeenrannan kirkko, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Imatra trip maker website.

Getting from Kouvola to Imatra by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Imatra, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then get your bearings at Riihisaari, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori). The adventure continues: stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Paateri, explore the activities along Pielinen, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park online attractions planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Tahko Farmi
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wilds Piira. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuhmo in 3 hours. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuusamo takes 4 hours. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lake Inari. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get great views at Otsamo Fell, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip website.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and finally explore the activities along Pakasaivo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Levi to Mariehamn in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Turku Castle. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Old Rauma (in Rauma), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rosala, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Teijo National Park, Old Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Kimito Island to Tampere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Marttinen, Yyteri Beach, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Evo Hiking Area
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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