30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Aland Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  22 h 45 min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

8
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi), Espoo (Kaitalampi & Serena Water Park) and Fagerö Kaunissaari (in Pyhtaa). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, cool off at The Swimming Stadium, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Port of Spain to Helsinki, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is cooler than Port of Spain - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Espoo, Hvittrask, Fagerö Kaunissaari
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Parola Armour Museum and Lenin Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Hame Castle). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Sibeliusmuseum and Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kobba Klintar and Museumship Pommern will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aland Island travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Nature Parks
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Salpa Line Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and train from Aland Island to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kouvola, Imatra Waterfall, Salpa Line Museum
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip maker.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 24th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Korkeakoski.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuopio day trip site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Korkeakoski
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Korkeakoski ©
Korkeakoski

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip website.

You can fly from Kuopio to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kuopio in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus