31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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), paddle through the water with Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island driving holiday planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. In August, Kimito Island is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

Plan my day in Turku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history 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, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up 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, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Raahe Museum and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Luovon Puoji in Hailuoto--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and delve into the distant past at Kierikkikeskus.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu journey 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, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Luovon Puoji, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiutakongas Rapids and Jalavan Kauppa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Pentik Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner.

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 in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Posio, Jalavan Kauppa, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Inari. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Inari road trip planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salpa Line and Pikkukirkko. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna planner .

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Savonlinna, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Linnansaari National Park, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yyteri Beach and Tampere Cathedral. Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ahtari Zoo, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Laukko Manor
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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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shopfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Nasin Kartanon Galleria). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can 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 ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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