30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in June, Helsinki is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and stop by Hameenkatu.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Kotka

— 4 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's lots more to do: walk around Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Vaasa to Kotka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park route site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."