35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ranua
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
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 Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town). 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), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

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 21°C and lows of 11°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 · Parks

Side Trips

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

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 Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hameenlinna Church. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna), Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski) and Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane). There's lots more to do: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, shop like a local with Taidekeskus Harri, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip website.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and The Maritime Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsro 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 train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turku

— 4 nights
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 Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Museum-lovers will get to explore Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Lenholm Conservation Area in Pargas, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Skanssi, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online vacation planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kastelholm Castle and The Aland Island Art Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museumship Pommern and Bomarsund. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antikbutiken, walk around Lilla holmen, and have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn road trip site.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lappeenranta

— 5 nights

Town of Lindens

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 Sandcastle Lappeenranta 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: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, and ponder the world of politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
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 S/S Salama. Let the collections at Johanna Oras Art Gallery and Retretti Art Centre capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Salpa Line (in Kerimaki). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Ranua

— 1 night
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 do a combination of train and flight from Savonlinna to Ranua in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 2 nights
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, then stroll 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, then take 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 do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."