29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

6
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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Old Market Hallfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stop by Boss Shop, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online vacation planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stromforsin ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti journey planning app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Lahti, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Repovesi National Park, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and have fun at Moomin World.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lahti to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World, Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Yyteri Beach and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Koylio Church (in Koylio) and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori vacation planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylio Church, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, and then stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari route planning website .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rantasalmi can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Pielinen. Venture out of the city with trips to Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Hiidenportti National Park (in Sotkamo).

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip site .

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hiidenportti National Park, Venajanhiekka
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Koli National Park to Pyhatunturi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rovaniemi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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