31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Raseborg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
11
Helsinki
— 14 nights
End: Helsinki

1
day
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Ekenas Museum and then don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town.

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Helsinki to Raseborg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Raseborg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Museums
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Ekenas Museum ©
Ekenas Museum
Ekenas Old Town ©
Ekenas Old Town

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Sun), hike along Kurjenrahka National Park, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Archipelago Trail, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Raseborg to Turku takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rauma trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Rauma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
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 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online journey builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Tietomaa, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oulu sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip maker .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel route builder website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visiting Korkeasaari Zoo and Nuuksio National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Lahti (Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune & Musical Fountain) and Porvoo (Runeberg Park, Porvoo Old Town, & more). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

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Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Lahti, King's Road
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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