30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

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 with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola journey builder site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey app.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

2
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then paddle through the water with Polar Creek.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Saariselka. Traveling from Koli National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saariselka, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Inari is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Sarkitunturi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip tool.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Luosto Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, see Santa Claus Office, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Getting from Luosto to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Palander House & Museo Militaria). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."