20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Montreal

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Sapokka Water Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Montreal in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sapokka Water Garden, Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Rapola Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Rapola Ridge, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Highlights from your plan
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pori journey maker website .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Kultaranta Garden, browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku itinerary maker .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Bomarsund. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Leklandet, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

To plan Mariehamn vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Leklandet
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna journey planning site .

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Imatra travel planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Rautjarven kirkko
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Saariselka takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Imatra in July, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Discover Lapland and Levi Ski Resort. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Icekarting Levi. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Levi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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