30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 6 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Davao City, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Davao City to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Davao City in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 11:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and make a trip to Naantali Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 6 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Explore Mariehamn's surroundings by going to Getabergen (in Geta), Salis Batteri (in Aland Island) and Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Karingsunds Viltsafari). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn road trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Mustasaari day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mariehamn to Mustasaari. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Koli National Park

— 5 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: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, explore the activities along Pielinen, and stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Mustasaari to Koli National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Saariselka. Traveling from Koli National Park in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Saariselka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Keimiotunturi Fell and then take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

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."