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
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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

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 Ett Hem Museum. 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

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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Pori

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

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

5
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Tampere

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 Visavuori. Change things up with a short trip to Birthplace of Jean Sibelius in Hameenlinna (about 52 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 Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, 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 bus; or take a train. 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

1
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Harma

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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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

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Koli National Park

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 Old Mine Mining Museum. For shopping fun, head to Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) or Koli Shop Retkitupa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, Joensuu Church, &more) 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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Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Mohko Ironworks Museum ©
Mohko Ironworks Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

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Rovaniemi

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 Pilke Science Centre. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 5 min 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 explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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 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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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kids will enjoy Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Kouvola City Museum. Get some historical perspective at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and The Sippola church. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kotka (Linden Esplanade & St. Nicholas Orthodox Church) 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 Tube Radio Museum, look for gifts at Poikilo - Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, and delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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 · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum

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Helsinki

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 The National Museum of Finland. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahtifor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum