30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Loviisa (Ungern and Rosen Fortresses & Laivasilta), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kouvola, Loviisa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder, Ruokolahden Kirkko, &more), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, and identify plant and animal life at Neitvuori.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip maker.

You can drive from Kotka to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Imatra, Puumala, St. George Church, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and then make a trip to Rapio Mill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Rapio Mill, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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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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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Angry Birds Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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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 (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Museo Militaria, &more), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church, Visavuori
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, walk around Kupittaa Park, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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