30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Sao Paulo

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around Sibelius Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lemmenjoki National Park. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and get outside with Lake Inari.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, walk around Lilla holmen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On the next day, see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip app.

Getting from Inari to Mariehamn by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Inari in August, Mariehamn is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Moomin World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko (Pike's Gut & Bellevue Beach). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Moomin World
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, have some family-friendly fun at HopLop, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Puijo Tower and St. Nikolaos Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Kuopio to Tahkovuori to see Tahko Farmi about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Tahko Farmi
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Punkaharju Ridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra), Ruokolahden Kellotapuli (in Ruokolahti) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Imatra Waterfall, Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

6
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. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Saimaa Canal, Valkmusa National Park, Hamina Town Hall, Repovesi National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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