31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi), Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, & more) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Hvittrask
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Laukko Manor and Visavuori will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker website .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palkaneen Kirkko, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Laukko Manor, Visavuori, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then admire the masterpieces at Teresia and Rafael Lonnstrom Home Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Outdoors Beaches

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.
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Turku Castle and Bonk Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Hanko (Hanko Museum & Bellevue Beach). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Gallery A.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku journey maker website .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

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, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then browse for treasures at Antikbutiken, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Antikbutiken, Kastelholm Castle
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Nallikari Beach and Kauppahalli. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Raahe Museum and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and walk around Ainolan Puisto.

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

Getting from Mariehamn to Oulu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then explore and take pictures at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, admire the striking features of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari tour planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inari when traveling from Oulu in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Olavinlinna Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Lappeenranta Fortress and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Hamina (Hamina Town Hall, Main Building of Military School, & more), Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Linden Esplanade) and Imatran Kalatalo (in Imatra). There's lots more to do: take a stroll around Art Centre Salmela, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta travel route planner .

Getting from Inari to Lappeenranta by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Lappeenranta is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 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, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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