30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Bengtskar Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rosala, Teijo National Park, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pori trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Pori sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art. Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Forssa Museum (in Forssa) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Forssa Museum, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Church of Keuruu
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari online trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Inari by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in June: highs in Inari hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip maker website.

You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venajanhiekka and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Explore hidden gems such as Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Myllymuseo in Juuka--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Venajanhiekka, Myllymuseo
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Imatra Waterfall and Lappeenrannan taidemuseo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wolkoff House Museum and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Imatra (Malonsaari, Lempukka Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Lehman. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salpa Line Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kotka tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kirkkonummi (Hvittrask & Kirkkonummen kirkko) and Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg). Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, visit Katajanokka, and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kirkkonummi, Raseborg Castle
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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