22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route builder

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Ahtari
— 4 nights
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 9 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Kotka
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere Mineral Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning site.

Inkoo to Tampere is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach. On the next day, explore the ancient world of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pori journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ahtari

— 4 nights
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and Killinkoski Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ahtari Zoo and Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center. Get out of town with these interesting Ahtari side-trips: Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula), Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance) (in Alavus) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas, head outdoors with Marttinen, and buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Ahtari trip maker site.

You can drive from Pori to Ahtari in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ahtari are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Ahtari

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): walk around Hupisaaret Park, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Oulu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Ahtari to Oulu in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then see Santa Claus Office.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Koli National Park

— 9 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.
Bring the kids along to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Joensuu Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Heinaveden kirkko and Old Mine Mining Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara), Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more) and Kylpyla Spa Bomba (in Nurmes). There's lots more to do: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park holiday builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites

Kotka

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): visit Linden Esplanade, then stroll around Riverside Park, then examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

Plan trip to Kotka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.