30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary maker

©
Make it your trip
+2
Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
1
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Fly to Ranua
5
Ranua
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Imatra
6
Imatra
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Marttinen. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Mustiala Manor (in Tammela), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Killinkoski Church, examine the collection at Postal Museum, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planning tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Tampere is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in September, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Tampere. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Bike Rental - by Carfield. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kastelholm Castle and Karingsunds Viltsafari. Get a sense of the local culture at Museumship Pommern and The Cultural History Museum of Aland. There's more to do: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On the next day, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Rauma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Rauma are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ranua road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rauma to Ranua takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Imatra

— 4 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Step out of the city life by going to Imatra Waterfall and Repovesi National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Nuijamaa Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Lappeenranta Fortress). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra online holiday builder.

Do a combination of flight and train from Ranua to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko and then take in the history at Salpa Line.

To plan Savonlinna vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, get your bearings at Oodi Central Library, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and visit Katajanokka.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."