31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Kotka
— 4 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
6
Inari
— 3 nights
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
8
Turku
— 3 nights
9
Tampere
— 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Taiga Colors, walk around Sibelius Monument, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
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. Explore hidden gems such as Sapokka Water Garden and Fuksinpuisto Park. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and stroll around Katariina Seaside Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka journey planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Marian Kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

2
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenget answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour itinerary website.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruka and Shopping Center Kumpare. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

4
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Syvasenvaara Fell. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio, approximately Ylitornio away. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

3
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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. Explore hidden gems such as Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Tuula's Reindeer. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenmake a trip to The Maritime Quarter, thenwalk around Lilla holmen, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn itinerary maker site.

Fly from Inari to Mariehamn in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Kultaranta Garden. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 Hatanpaa Arboretum and Yyteri Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), Juselius Mausoleum, &more). Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tampere fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pori
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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