30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Harma
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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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

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 Turku Cathedral. Bring the kids along to Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Bonk Museum) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online travel planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

5
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Parola Armour Museum and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planning website.

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 · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

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Harma

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
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parppeinvaaran Runokyla and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. For shopping fun, head to Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) or Koli Shop Retkitupa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Utra Beach), Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Mohko Ironworks Museum (in Ilomantsi). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Harma to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. 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:

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Rovaniemi

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 Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, join in the after-dark buzz at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary 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, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kids will enjoy Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Kouvola Tube Radio Museum. Get some historical perspective at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Hamina (Main Building of Military School & Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church, shop like a local with Poikilo - Museums, and identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip builder tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kouvola in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Helsinki

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 Cathedral of Porvoo. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shopfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip site.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."