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
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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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 much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, 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 fly; or take a train. 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 · Outdoors
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: stroll through 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 examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally examine the collection 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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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 Puumala (Lake Saimaa, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Park Mikkelipuisto, and get great views at Neitvuori.

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Drive from Kouvola to Mikkeli in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene 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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Parks · 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 trip 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

Outdoors · Parks · 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, see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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 your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

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."