31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 3 nights
7
Inari
— 1 night
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Lappeenranta
— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Heureka. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori. Head to Laukko Manor and Vitikkala Manorfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere vacation maker app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 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) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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2
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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 find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, 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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Outdoors · Parks

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Art Gallery
Pori Art Museum
4.2
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6

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.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Bonk Museum. Shop till you drop at Turun Taidehalli and Turun Kauppahalli. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Hanko Museum & Bellevue Beach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5

2
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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.

To find maps 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 · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Must see
Kastelholm Castle
4.2

3
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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 Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Do your shopping at Kauppahalli and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, walk around Ainolan Puisto, and get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip builder tool.

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, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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History Museum
Raahe Museum
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Specialty Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
4.2

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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. 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.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, 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 · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Convention Center
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
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Lookout
Otsamo Fell
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

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

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Lappeenranta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress
4.4

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