30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
5
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
7
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights

6
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Heureka, Nuuksio National Park, Aurlahti Beach
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Gold Prospector Museum. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip app.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in August; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Syote National Park and Karhunkierros will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo online day trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Syote National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paltaniemi Church and Jyrkkakosken Ruukki. Get outdoors at Venajanhiekka and Hiidenportti National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hiukka and take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo online route planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatinvaara, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Paltaniemi Church, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get outdoors at Linnansaari National Park and Siikalahti Wetland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

Plan trip to Savonlinna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sotkamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Siikalahti Wetland
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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