31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 5 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
8
Naantali
— 2 nights
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola tour planning tool.

Geneva, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Geneva to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Geneva, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more) and Riihisaari (in Savonlinna). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu planning app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Joensuu takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Herajarvi Hiking Trail, &more) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Lieksa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Attractions like Karhunkierros and Kiutakongas Rapids make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Riisitunturi National Park). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online road trip planner.

Getting from Lieksa to Kuusamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then raise your glass at Saariselka Bowling.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Meteoriihi. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and get outside with Setterbergin Puisto.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Yyteri Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, explore the activities along Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour builder tool.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

2
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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Naantali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Naantali, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

6
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto & Heureka), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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