30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Norfolk

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kotka road trip website .

Norfolk, USA to Kotka is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk to Kotka is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Norfolk in June, with highs in Kotka at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Malonsaari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Imatra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Imatra are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Pielinen and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Utra Beach & Taitokortteli).

Planning Koli National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 8th (Mon), head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Vuokatinvaara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. July in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatinvaara, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 10th (Wed), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo tour builder tool .

Getting from Sotkamo to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Siida, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rauhaniemi Beach and Tampere Cathedral. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and stop by Ideapark.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of shuttle, flight, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Ideapark
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Appreciate the collections at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and stop by Taiga Colors.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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