30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurlahti Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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

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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 Vepsa Island. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) 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 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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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 Gold Prospector Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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

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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 20°C during the day and 10°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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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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 Hiukka. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church

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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.

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Getting from Sotkamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°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 · Museums

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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