30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Stuttgart

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit Church of Sodankyla and Rovaniemi Church for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, get a taste of life in the country at Poro Farmi, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and head outdoors with TravelHouse.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

Stuttgart, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Stuttgart in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Kopara Reindeer Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Ruijanpolku Trail). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Yyteri Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Ahtari Zoo. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Stone Castle of Pirunvuori (in Sastamala), Koylio (Koylion Kirkkokari & Koylio Church) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Päijänteen kansallispuisto. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Saari Nation Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koylio, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Yyteri Beach, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

9
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Baana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaivopuisto, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Heureka
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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