28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki. While traveling from Zurich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary site.

Getting from Helsinki to Pori by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Hatanpaa Arboretum and Nasinneula Tower. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari, approximately Ahtari away. There's much more to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Koli National Park

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Ukko-Koli Hill. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kasken Kierros Nature Trail and Akka-Koli Hill. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Makravaara Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 4th (Wed), walk around Hupisaaret Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 5th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ranua trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Ranua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi journey website.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiidenvuori and Sapokka Water Garden. Step out of Kouvola with an excursion to Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka--about 50 minutes away.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in August, with highs in Kouvola at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at The Cultural History Museum of Aland and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Turku

— 3 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 Naantali Old Town and Old Rauma. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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."