31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Step out of Kotka to go to Kouvola and see Repovesi National Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and kick back and relax at Lehman.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kotka is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dubai to Kotka, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Kotka is colder than Dubai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and ArtBank (in Pargas). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Moomin World, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, ArtBank
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pori itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Lammassaari Island). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) and find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla journey builder tool.

Drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Leivonmaki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) ©

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Holy Cross Church in Parola (about 58 minutes away). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

6
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.
Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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