29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lohja
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Vantaa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Siltakyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Kotka
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
12
Kouvola
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Tampere

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Hame Castle (in Haemeenlinna). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip app .

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major airport is Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hame Castle, Yyteri Beach, Sibelius Hall
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally make a trip to Old Market Hall. On the next day, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat.

To find photos and tourist information, read Kimito Island route planning website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Museums

Side Trip

Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
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Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Lohja

Lohja ©
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lohja trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Lohja in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lohja are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lohja

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raseborg Castle, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Sello. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, explore the striking landscape of Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre, and then play a few rounds at Hirsala Golf.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Espoo trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lohja to Espoo takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Shopping Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Kirkkonummi
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Iso Omena ©
Iso Omena
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral
Hirsala Golf ©
Hirsala Golf

3
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
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 (Thu): get curious at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, then get a taste of local nightlife at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jarvenpaan kirkko, take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then identify plant and animal life at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), and finally see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum.

Discover how to plan a Vantaa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Vantaa is very close to Espoo. September in Vantaa sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Jarvenpaa, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Fazer Experience Visitor Centre ©
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vantaa to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ruotsinpyhtaa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Trails Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then look for gifts at Trio, and then explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Runeberg Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokonniemi, then take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Porvoo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahti, Halosenniemi Museum
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum

2
nights
Siltakyla

Siltakyla ©
On the 3rd (Wed), take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Siltakyla trip planner .

Drive from Porvoo to Siltakyla in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Siltakyla

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. On the 5th (Fri), steep yourself in history at German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, have fun and explore at Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kotka route planning tool .

Kotka is very close to Siltakyla. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kouvola, German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, Loviisan kirkko
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 7th (Sun), take in the history at Utti Fort. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church, then look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Lahti, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Savitaipale Church
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church

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