30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island attractions site .

New Delhi, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Kimito Island is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Ruokapuoti Lumo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Cathedral. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn itinerary maker website .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
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. Raahe Museum and Kierikkikeskus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Luovon Puoji
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Head to Jalavan Kauppa and Pentik Hillfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Oulu to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pentik Hill, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Jalavan Kauppa
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gold Prospector Museum and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
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 Salpa Line. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolovesi National Park and Kerimaki Church. Step out of Savonlinna with an excursion to Linnansaari National Park in Rantasalmi--about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip planning site .

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Savonlinna, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pori Art Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation maker website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pori, Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mannerheim Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Arboretum Mustila
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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