31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Karachi

3
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Stromforsin ruukki and Linden Esplanade. Visit Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Ankkapurha Culture Park for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's lots more to do: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Kotka is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Karachi to Kotka. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Karachi in July: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lammassaari Island and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lappeen Marian kirkko and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale), Lempukka Beach (in Imatra) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

Plan trip to Lappeenranta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kotka to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Savitaipale Church, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then make a trip to Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 11th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Bellevue Beach) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park, Nagu Church
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Rauma and Automobile Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yyteri Beach and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pori road trip site .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Church of Keuruu. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tampere Cathedral and Holy Cross Church. Step out of Tampere to go to Haemeenlinna and see Evo Hiking Area, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip app .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Church of Keuruu, Holy Cross Church, Evo Hiking Area
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Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 24th (Tue): take a memorable tour with The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

Plan a Inari trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inari: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ullanlinna and Spas & Wellness. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation maker .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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