30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. In September in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
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.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Kauppakeskus Mylly or Ruokapuoti Lumo. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:
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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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays 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 steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mariehamn attractions planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
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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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Appreciate the collections at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Luovon Puoji in Hailuoto, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oulu tour 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 bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Raahe Museum, Luovon Puoji
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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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. Get outdoors at Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris. Explore hidden gems such as Jalavan Kauppa and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Pentik Hill (in Posio). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pentik Hill, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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 and Lemmenjoki National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka, approximately 1h 05 min away.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip builder tool .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Visit Salpa Line and Pikkukirkko for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laukko Manor. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Pori Art Museum (in Pori) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo (Castle Hill & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Arboretum Mustila, Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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