55 days in Finland Itinerary

55 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Brussels, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Parola Armour Museum and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Hameenlinna Art Museum, Museo Militaria, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online journey planner.

Lille, France to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lille in June; daily highs in Tampere reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Jyvaskyla

— 6 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and Old Church of Keuruu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Korpilahti (Hoyry Galleria & Oravivuori Triangulation Tower). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, take in the exciting artwork at Art Center Haihatus, take a leisurely stroll along Jyvaskylan Harbour, and stop by Vitikkala Manor.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online visit planner.

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Koli National Park

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielisen Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Joensuu (Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma & Utransaari/ The Utra Island). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, make a trip to Paateri, and stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Koli National Park takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Rapio Mill (in Juva), Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Siikalahti Wetland, &more) and Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get some cultural insight at Woikosken Automuseo and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Mantyharju (Art Centre Salmela & Woikosken tehdasmuseo), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, tour the pleasant surroundings at Neitvuori, and get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mikkeli trip planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of St. Nicholas and Ruokolahden Kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Imatra (Imatran Kalatalo & Tainionkosken Church), Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kellotapuli). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Kotka

— 6 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. Get some cultural insight at Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more), Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Loviisa Maritime Museum (in Loviisa). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael Church, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

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

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Old Rauma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Get some cultural insight at Aland Maritime Museum and Kastelholm - Open-air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mariehamn: Getabergen (in Geta), Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero) and Bomarsund (in Sund). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

Make your Mariehamn itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Helsinki

— 8 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."