31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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. Explore hidden gems such as Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John's Church and Marian Kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
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Savonlinna

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

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Savonlinna trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Shopping Center Kumpare. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. 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 drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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

2
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Popular historic sites such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop about 1 hour away. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. It doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
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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 brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip builder website.

You can fly from Inari to Mariehamn in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mariehamn when traveling from Inari in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

5
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip app.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 25th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

5
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip tool.

Getting from Kimito Island to Tampere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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