30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Harma
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Bring the kids along to Turku Cathedral and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Bonk Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, get your game on at Moomin World, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary app.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

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

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Parola Armour Museum and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Change things up with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Harma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Harma journey planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Harma by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parppeinvaaran Runokyla and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. For shopping fun, head to Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) or Koli Shop Retkitupa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Mohko Ironworks Museum (in Ilomantsi), Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, Joensuu Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Harma to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at German Soldier s Cemetery and Arktikum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Science Centre Pilke and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kids will enjoy Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get some historical perspective at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Pyhan Ristin kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Hamina (Main Building of Military School & Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, look for gifts at Poikilo - Museums, stroll through Hevoshaan Arboretum, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shopfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 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."