30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
9
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
10
Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Do your shopping at Old Market Hall and Galerie Forsblom. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Thessaloniki in November, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turun Taidehalli. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku travel route planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:

Tampere

— 4 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 Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. Get outdoors at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Step out of Tampere to go to Ylojarvi and see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, look for gifts at Hameenkatu, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Marela Museum House and then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pori vacation builder app.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Pori are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta and then shop like a local with Tikanoja Art Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip tool.

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Vaasa sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Pielinen. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

Sotkamo

— 3 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Visiting Hiukka and Venajanhiekka will get you outdoors. Step out of Sotkamo to go to Rautavaara and see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

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

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. November in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Pyhatunturi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sotkamo in November, things will get slightly colder in Pyhatunturi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 27th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari itinerary planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a stroll through Hamina Old Town and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

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

You can fly from Inari to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in November: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 2°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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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."