35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Tampere
— 7 nights
3
Pori
— 3 nights
4
Turku
— 4 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
6
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
8
Ranua
— 1 night
9
Inari
— 2 nights

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Heureka. Cathedral of Porvoo and The Aalto House will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and browse the collection at Oodi Central Library.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hameenlinna Church. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saari Nation Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere attractions website.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alavus, Hameenlinna, Rapola Ridge, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
Highlights from your plan
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Carlsro Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Maritime Museum (in Kristiinankaupunki), Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Rauma Art Museum) and Koylio Church (in Koylio). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Patakirppis.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pori trip app.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Kristiinankaupunki, Koylio Church
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Ett Hem Museum. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Lenholm Conservation Area in Pargas, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, ponder the design of Harmonia, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and visit Naantali Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Lenholm Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården and The Maritime Quarter will appeal to history buffs. Museumship Pommern and Bomarsund are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antikbutiken, and brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sund, Antikbutiken, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Rautjarven kirkko and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Art Gallery Merila (in Kotka). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Imatra, Savitaipale Church, Art Gallery Merila, Repovesi National Park, Taipalsaaren kirkko
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Salpa Line. Let the collections at Retretti Art Centre and S/S Salama capture your imagination. Step out of Savonlinna with an excursion to Tohmajarven kirkko in Tohmajarvi--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Tohmajarven kirkko, Salpa Line
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Retretti Art Centre ©
Retretti Art Centre

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 23rd (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ranua road trip planning app.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Ranua in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, thenstroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Inari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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