30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary site.

Philadelphia, USA to Tampere is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Tampere is 7 hours. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on Karingsunds Viltsafari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aland Island route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June in Aland Island, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rauma.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rauma journey maker tool.

Fly from Aland Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 12th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then trek along Keimiotunturi Fell. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning app.

Getting from Rauma to Levi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Inari

— 1 night
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 14th (Tue): hike along Juutua Nature Trail and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Puijo Tower and Ukko-Koli Hill. Get in touch with nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Kasken Kierros Nature Trail. There's more to do: hike along Paha-Koli Hill and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inari to Koli National Park. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Kotka

— 4 nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Step out of Kotka to go to Imatra and see Imatra Waterfall, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden and buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planning tool.

Fly from Savonlinna to Kotka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, have fun and explore at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."