31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Inari
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
8
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
End: Helsinki

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katajanokka and Heureka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Hvittrask
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vapriikin Museokeskus and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art. Head to Laukko Manor and Vitikkala Manorfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere 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 on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Visavuori, Laukko Manor, Vitikkala Manor, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Palkaneen Kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then explore the world behind art at Teresia and Rafael Lonnstrom Home Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Shop till you drop at Turun Kauppahalli and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Hanko (Hanko Museum & Bellevue Beach). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Hanko, Bonk Museum, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then browse for treasures at Antikbutiken, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Antikbutiken
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Nallikari Beach and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kauppahalli and Raahe Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Oulu in July since evenings lows in Inari dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Parks Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Maritime Centre Vellamo and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lappeenranta Fortress and Wolkoff House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Imatran Kalatalo (in Imatra), Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Linden Esplanade) and Hamina (Hamina Town Hall, Main Building of Military School, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take a stroll around Art Centre Salmela, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Lappeenranta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in July, with highs in Lappeenranta at 24°C and lows at 15°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Kotka, Hamina, Art Centre Salmela, Olavinlinna Castle
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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