31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally have fun at Angry Birds Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 63°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, appreciate the history behind German Self-Propelled Gun StuG III, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kouvola by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rovaniemi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kouvola, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): snap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
4.3
Religious Site
Church of St. Nicholas
5.0

4
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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to St. George Church (in Joroinen) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's lots more to do: get great views at Neitvuori, don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, and learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Lookout
Neitvuori
4.8
Military Museum
Communications Centre Lokki
5.0

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Pori (Yyteri Beach, Herrainpaivat Beach, &more). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder website.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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