30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, nightlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Hupisaaret Park, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally get your game on at Makeitout.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Makeitout ©
Makeitout
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Palander House & Ahvenisto), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Old Church of Keuruu, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, & more), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route builder website .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Turku to Lieksa. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paalasmaan Surukivi, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park, stroll around Sibelius Park, and identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lieksa to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

5
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 out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website .

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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