30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Kotka
— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In June, Helsinki is colder than Chiang Mai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Herrainpaivat Beach). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Vaasa

— 3 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Powerpark (in Harma) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). Spend the 28th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Aspegrens Rosenlund, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip app.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

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: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip app.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Mon), make a trip to Rapio Mill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko & Kummakivi Boulder) and Imatra (Tainionkosken Church & Church of St. Nicholas). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Communications Centre Lokki, see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online day trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Kotka

— 5 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Utti Fort). There's lots more to do: stroll through Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

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."