29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 9 hours. When traveling from Edmonton in August, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Mikkeli

— 4 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Mikkeli takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route maker app.

Drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online travel route planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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."