29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
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
Drive + 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 Old Market Hall and Hakaniemi Marketfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Stromforsin Ruukki. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lahti are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki, Valkmusa National Park, Repovesi 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Take a break from the city and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku sightseeing website.

Getting from Lahti to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Yyteri Beach and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park. Old Rauma and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum) and Koylio Church (in Koylio). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pori visit website.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can 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
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mustasaari trip simple and quick.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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. Kick off your visit 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: pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks 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 ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Venajanhiekka. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Hiidenportti National Park in Sotkamo--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park vacation planning site.

Getting from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Hiidenportti National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Pyhatunturi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks Tours

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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