29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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 Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Hame Castle & Museo Militaria). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kouvola vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Mikkeli

— 3 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Puumala (Lake Saimaa, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Neitvuori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, and admire the natural beauty at Park Mikkelipuisto.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 20th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, make a trip to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and finally admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Imatra road trip tool.

Getting from Mikkeli to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna visit site.

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Koli National Park

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."