31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 2nd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island vacation builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August, Kimito Island is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip builder app.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around Lilla holmen.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nallikari Beach and Raahe Museum. Head to Kauppahalli and Luovon Puojifor plenty of shopping. Step out of Oulu to go to Yli-Ii and see Kierikki Stone Age Centre, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Kierikkikeskus, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online itinerary planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Oulu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Luovon Puoji
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Pentik Hill and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jalavan Kauppa and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Korouoma Canyon in Posio--about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids and experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

Planning Kuusamo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Oulu to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Jalavan Kauppa
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Lemmenjoki National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lake Inari, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari attractions planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kerimaki Church and Linnansaari National Park. Go for a jaunt from Savonlinna to Kerimaki to see Salpa Line about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Savonlinna when traveling from Inari in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga. Step off the beaten path and head to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, &more). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), shop like a local with Galerie Forsblom, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; 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 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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