29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 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. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

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New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:

Kotka

— 5 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Kouvola to see Repovesi National Park about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka sightseeing planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

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: explore the activities along Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online holiday planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Koli National Park in June: highs in Kuusamo hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kuusamo to Mustasaari. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Salo and see VMB Fishing, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, hike along The Archipelago Trail, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

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: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Museo Militaria). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

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."