34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 10 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning tool.

Toulouse, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Toulouse - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi vacation maker app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip builder.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ukko-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Get some cultural insight at Koli Nature Centre Ukko and Uhrihalkeama. Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), Joensuu Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inari to Koli National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Retretti Art Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally examine the collection at Eckerö Post & tullhus. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Aland Island Art Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turku

— 10 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Turku Cathedral and Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pargas Church (in Pargas), Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, &more) and Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church, Automobile Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and make a trip to Louhisaari Manor.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 7 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and The National Museum of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Church Porvoo, examine the collection at Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Riimikko, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Porvoo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Loviisa

— 1 night
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 19th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael Church, then examine the collection at Loviisa Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Loviisa day trip tool.

Loviisa is very close to Porvoo. In August, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

North Karelia travel guide

3.8
Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Gardens
North Karelia is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia, as well as Russia.The city of Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia.North Karelia is renowned among public health officials. In the 1960s Finland led industrialized nations in heart disease mortality rates; North Karelia had Finland's highest incidence. In 1972 a long-term project was undertaken which targeted this risk in North Karelia. The resulting improvement in public health is still considered remarkable, a model for the rest of the nation.MunicipalitiesThe region of North Karelia is made up of 13 municipalities, of which four have city status (marked in bold).Joensuu sub-region: Ilomantsi (5,693)Joensuu (74,475)Juuka (5,355)Kontiolahti (14,104)Liperi (12,288)Outokumpu (7,396)Polvijärvi (4,772) Central Karelia sub-region: Kitee (9,083)Rääkkylä (2,528)Tohmajärvi (4,975)Pielinen Karelia sub-region: Lieksa (12,568)Nurmes (8,358)Valtimo (2,438)

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Aland travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites