31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brno
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Brno

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to The National Library of Finland.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route builder app .

Brno, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brno in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, then stroll through Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then try to win big at PAF Casino, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku vacation maker website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yyteri Beach and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hame Castle (in Haemeenlinna) and Sysma (Sysma Church & Kammiovuori Trail). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and 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 travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sysma, Hame Castle, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Yyteri Beach
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Siida, then get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari visit planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Inari, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Ice Karting Levi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pakasaivo (in Muonio). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pakasaivo, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puijo Tower and Kuopio Market City Hall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Juuka (Paalasmaan Surukivi & Myllymuseo) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). There's much more to do: trek along Saaristokatu, take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and examine the collection at Kuopio Automobile Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuopio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Juuka, Southern Konnevesi National park
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VB Photographic Centre ©
VB Photographic Centre
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Step out of Lappeenranta with an excursion to Imatrankoski Church in Imatra--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, browse the different shops at IsoKristiina, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haikkaanlahden Hiking Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or 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 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Haikkaanlahden Hiking Trail, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sapokka Water Garden and Lehman. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Hiking Trail (in Virolahti), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Loviisa (Svartholm Fortress & Laivasilta). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, steep yourself in history at Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti, take in nature's colorful creations at Herb Garden Redoubt, and head off the coast to Rankki Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Loviisa, Stromforsin ruukki, Salpa Line Hiking Trail
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lehman ©
Lehman

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