31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Guwahati, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Guwahati to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Guwahati in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Sarkanniemi Theme Park, get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere journey planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori online trip builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. It doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kouvola online travel route planner.

You can fly from Turku to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder and then make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then stroll through Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 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."