31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ostersund
Drive:  10 h
1
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Kouvola
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
9
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
End: Ostersund

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You've added O'Malley's Irish Pub, Vanhan Vaasan rauniot, Bock’s Corner Brewery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko and Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi. Take a break from Vaasa with a short trip to Saltkaret in Mustasaari, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker app.

Ostersund, Sweden to Vaasa is an approximately 9.5- hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko
Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi ©
Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Marjaniemi Lighthouse and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Oulu

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Marjaniemi Lighthouse
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Marjaniemi Lighthouse ©
Marjaniemi Lighthouse
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 9th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, steep yourself in history at Uhrihalkeama, and then hike along Makravaara Hill. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Paalasmaan Surukivi and then delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lieksa journey planning site.

You can drive from Oulu to Lieksa in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolvananuuro.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Salpa Line. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Siikalahti Wetland, Rapio Mill, Salpa Line
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Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Lauritsala Church and Marian Kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Linden Esplanade. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kotka (Kotka Church & Santalahti Nature Trail), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Hamina (Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral & Hamina Town Hall). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum, and see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Lauritsala Church, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Church Porvoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael Church, then contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo day trip planning site.

Take a bus from Kouvola to Porvoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Hiidenkirnut, St Michael Church
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
St Michael Church ©
St Michael Church
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Aalto House and Kirkkonummen kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Kirkkonummen kirkko, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hameenlinna Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauhon kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, and finally examine the collection at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, then explore the world behind art at Hameenlinna Art Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Palander House.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hameenlinna tour itinerary site.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Hameenlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Hameenlinna Church ©
Hameenlinna Church
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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 next day, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hameenlinna to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park and The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Koylio Church and Koylion Kirkkokari. Change things up with a short trip to Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum in Rauma (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Pori vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylio, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Koylio Church ©
Koylio Church
Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park ©
Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park