31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Tampere
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Nuuksio National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg), Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Okra.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, Hvittrask
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

4
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get some cultural insight at Salpa Line Museum and St. John's Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Arboretum Mustila and Bunker Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Bunker Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Valkmusa National Park
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

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Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris. Step out of the city life by going to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Riisitunturi National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Siida and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka (about 1h 05 min away).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari tour itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle 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 your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida ©
Siida
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Mariehamn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Inari in August since evenings lows in Mariehamn dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

5
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 Ett Hem Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island (in Rauma) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Church, Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, expand your understanding of the military at Oro.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori. Popular historic sites such as Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, explore the galleries of Jokioinen Museum Railway, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pori, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway

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