30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 96-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Ruokapuoti Lumofor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku journey maker.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nallikari Beach and Kauppahalli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Raahe Museum and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto). There's much more to do: walk around Hupisaaret Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Pentik Hill and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jalavan Kauppa and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Juuma to see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo day trip planning site.

Drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Let the collections at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka--about 1 hour away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. It doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Inari using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get some cultural insight at Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Salpa Line and Kerimaki Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Savonlinna with a short trip to Linnansaari National Park in Rantasalmi, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, Savonlinna is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Yyteri Beach and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Pori Art Museum (in Pori). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and get engrossed in the history at Hiekka Art Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."