29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kajaani
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tuusula
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In November, Helsinki is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Espoo

— 3 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Horology, then explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, then have fun and explore at Exhibition Centre WeeGee, and finally test your team's savvy at Pakotarinat. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallen-Kallela Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Hvittrask, and then steep yourself in history at Raseborg Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Espoo online vacation planner.

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. In November, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Savonlinna (Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, Savonlinna Provincial Museum, &more), Kuopio (Kuopio Harbor, Kuopio Market City Hall, &more) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with Arctic Trainers SUP-center, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market).

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Joensuu driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Espoo to Joensuu with the Route module. In November, Joensuu is slightly colder than Espoo - with highs of 34°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Kajaani

— 3 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Kajaani's surroundings by going to Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti (in Vuokatti), Sotkamo (Kainuun Vaellustalli & Hiukka) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi, appreciate the history behind Statue of Per Brahe, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kajaani online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kajaani takes 3 hours. In November in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Kajaani

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Tornio

— 3 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski, then see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni.

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

You can drive from Kajaani to Tornio in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Pori.

Things to do in Tornio

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): test your team's savvy at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story, then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally make a trip to Rauma Water Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Drive from Tornio to Pori in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tornio in November, expect Pori to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°F and 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahti: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Mikkeli (Mannerheim Statue, Communications Centre Lokki, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti tour planner.

You can drive from Pori to Lahti in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Loviisa

— 3 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Kokonniemi, &more), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Kotka Church, &more) and Hamina (Main Building of Military School, Hamina Town Hall, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, and take in the waterfront at Laivasilta.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Loviisa trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vantaa.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

Vantaa

— 2 nights
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, then browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Flamingo Spa, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Jumbo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): engage your brain at Heureka and then admire the landmark architecture of Pyhan Laurin kirkko.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vantaa trip site.

You can drive from Loviisa to Vantaa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Vantaa can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tuusula.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Tuusula

— 2 nights
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum and then stroll the grounds of Tuusula Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Lotta Museum, admire the striking features of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen, then examine the collection at The Finnish Railway Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum).

Plan my trip to Tuusula with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Tuusula is very close to Vantaa. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 32°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tuusula

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 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."