31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 3 nights
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Ranua
— 1 night
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Kajaani
— 3 nights
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Mikkeli
— 6 nights
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Tammisaari
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rukatunturi

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rukatunturi: Kuusamo (The Predator Center in Kuusamo & Karhunkierros).

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi road trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Rukatunturi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rukatunturi, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 4th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ranua holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Ranua takes 2 hours. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
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Kajaani

— 3 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church.

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

Traveling by car from Ranua to Kajaani takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kajaani are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kajaani

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Mikkeli

— 6 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, and look for gifts at Stella.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kajaani to Mikkeli by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Riverside Park (in Kotka). There's more to do: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and stroll through Arboretum Mustila.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip planner.

Getting from Mikkeli to Kouvola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visavuori and Moomin Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna). There's more to do: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum and admire the masterpieces at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tammisaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Tammisaari

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and then cast your line with Guide-Matti.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tammisaari trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Tammisaari by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tammisaari

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the views from Rakkauden Silta, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Tammisaari to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."