29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Lahti
— 3 nights
9
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and head outdoors with TravelHouse.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 60°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 25th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi travel route app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Safaris

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Step out of the city life by going to Venajanhiekka and Hiidenportti National Park. When in Sotkamo, make a side trip to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara, approximately 58 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Hiukka.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Sotkamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rantasalmi trip builder tool .

Getting from Sotkamo to Rantasalmi by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Vepsa Island and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stromforsin ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. There's more to do: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Turku to Lahti in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

8
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 Marimekkofor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Boss Shop, and enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app .

You can take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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