31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 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.
Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, Helsinki is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 22:

Turku

— 3 nights
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: Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, Old Rauma, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pori (Juselius Mausoleum, Yyteri Beach, &more), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Hame Castle & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Mikkeli

— 3 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, &more) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, and examine the collection at Headquarters Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip maker.

You can take a train from Tampere to Mikkeli in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, Ruokolahden Kirkko, &more), Imatra (Tainionkosken Church & Church of St. Nicholas) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner.

Getting from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill & Tykkimaki Amusement Park). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kotka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka, Porvoo Old Town, &more), Tuusula Church (in Tuusula) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Explore Helsinki further: meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, don't miss a visit to Havis Amanda, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."