30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Aurlahti Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Siida and Lemmenjoki National Park. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara).

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip website .

Fly from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Kiutakongas Rapids and Syote National Park. Visiting Riisitunturi National Park and Karhunkierros will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner .

You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can 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. Popular historic sites such as Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and Paltaniemi Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Step out of Sotkamo with an excursion to Kolovesi National Park in Enonkoski--about 3h 45 min away. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Kuusamo to Sotkamo with the Route module. August in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and Paaskylahden kirkko. Get in touch with nature at Linnansaari National Park and Siikalahti Wetland. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sotkamo to Savonlinna. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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 take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain)
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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