30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  12​h
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Dubai

3
days
Kotka

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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lehman and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kotka is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Kotka. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lehman ©
Lehman
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Sapokka Water Garden

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get your bearings at Riihisaari, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online visit planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
days
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 7th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip planning site .

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the next day, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey website .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

few
hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari day trip planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Suolijarvi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Vankilamuseo (in Haemeenlinna) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, find something for the whole family at Funpark, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Vankilamuseo, Holy Cross Church, Funpark
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Moomin World and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku trip builder tool .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

7
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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