20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then stop by Kankurin Tupa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porvoo planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Kotka

— 1 night
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. For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Porvoo to Kotka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for Imatra on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Imatra

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Lappeenranta (Lappeenrannan raatihuone, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Imatra online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kotka to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Imatra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): meet the residents at Ahtari Zoo and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Jyvaskyla takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pori.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Patakirppis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Pori in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Rauma

— 3 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Change things up with these side-trips from Rauma: Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church, Bonk Museum, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rauma trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Rauma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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."