32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: North Warnborough
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Pori
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
11
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: North Warnborough

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visiting Paavolan Tammi and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

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

North Warnborough, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Paavolan Tammi, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally walk around Riverside Park.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola route planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Puumalan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lammassaari Island.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Imatra road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Imatra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kummakivi Boulder, Siikalahti Wetland, Puumalan Lake
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna tour app .

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Akka-Koli Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Neitikoski Rapids. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lieksa in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
Highlights from your plan
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Ruka, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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 12th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Discover Lapland.

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

You can fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Action Park, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka vacation planning tool .

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and finally examine the collection at Terranova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, and then head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa visit planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll around Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip builder website .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, get your game on at Leklandet, contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Pori to Mariehamn by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Eckero, Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Getabergen
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Getabergen ©
Getabergen
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

3
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 Bike Rental - by Carfield. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma, Teijo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
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 Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Paijatsalo Trail, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Highlights from your plan
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail

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