31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
7
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Tampere
— 5 nights
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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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). 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). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey builder tool.

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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4
nights
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 Valkmusa National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

1
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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

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

3
nights
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 Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

2
nights
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

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

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 · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

5
nights
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 Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

2
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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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

5
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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 Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Emil Aaltosen Museo will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Jokioinen Museum Railway, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary 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. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."