29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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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. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. On the next day, stop by MyGoodKnife, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra route maker tool.

Getting from Kotka to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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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.
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Utra Beach in Joensuu--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo holiday site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo, approximately Salo away. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip builder app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Turku by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip app.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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