30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Porvoo
— 1 day
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Lahti
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Rauma
— 4 nights
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Naantali
— 1 night
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Pargas
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Houtskar Island
— 1 night
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Heureka and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Serena Water Park in Espoo, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and walk around Kaivopuisto.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Porvoo

— 1 day
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 21st (Tue), get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo road trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Lahti

— 6 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kids will appreciate attractions like Repovesi National Park and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Step off the beaten path and head to Tykkimaki Amusement Park and Lappeenranta Fortress. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta (ECCO Outlet & Lappeenrannan kirkko) and Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola & Kouvola City Museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, get your game on at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, and let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park.

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Getting from Porvoo to Lahti by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Kids will enjoy Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Mantta-Vilppula (Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pori road trip tool.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Rauma

— 4 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Get out of town with these interesting Rauma side-trips: Katanpaa (in Kustavi) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Bonk Museum). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, make a trip to Rauma Water Tower, and learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip planning tool.

Drive from Pori to Rauma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island and then get your game on at Moomin World. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then explore the galleries of Louhisaari Manor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Naantali takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get advice or help at Turku City Library, stroll around Kupittaa Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning website.

Turku is just a stone's throw from Naantali. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pargas.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Pargas

Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pargas Lime Stone Quarry and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lenholm Conservation Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pargas route maker app.

You can drive from Turku to Pargas in an hour. In August in Pargas, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houtskar Island.

Things to do in Pargas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Houtskar Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Borgbergin Observation Tower.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Houtskar Island online route maker.

You can drive from Pargas to Houtskar Island in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Houtskar Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kimito Island.
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik gard.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island visit planner.

Drive from Houtskar Island to Kimito Island in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at SkyWheel Helsinki, stroll around Kaivopuisto, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, engage your brain at Heureka, and then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions app.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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."