31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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 see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, 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 °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow 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 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 Naantali Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park, 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, thenstep into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenexamine 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, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around Lilla holmen.

To see photos, where to stay, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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 Hupisaaret Park. Head to Kauppahalli and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskusfor plenty of shopping. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Kierikkikeskus, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oulu online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

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. 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get outside with Lake Inari.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari attractions planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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 Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Savonlinna when traveling from Inari in August, with lows around °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, Linnansaari 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.
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.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, 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 flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Laukko Manor, Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ahtari Zoo
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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 Mannerheim Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air 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. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and view the masterpieces at Okra.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip tool.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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