30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 3 nights
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
8
Savonlinna
— 1 night
9
Kouvola
— 3 nights
10
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Pentik Hill. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kuusamo is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Kuusamo at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lake Inari. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. It doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip app.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Inari sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore Serlachius Museum Gustaf and The Parola Armour Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and shop like a local with Galleria Ronga.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning website.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: highs in Tampere hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, The Parola Armour Museum
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rauma trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Rauma are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Isokari Lighthouse, Yyteri Beach
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Rauma to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Galleria Joella. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku journey tool.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around Lilla holmen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planning app.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Kouvola on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Take a break from Kouvola with a short trip to Hiidenvuori in Iitti, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kouvola attractions planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Taidekoti Kirpila will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and stroll around Observatory Hill Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Espoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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