31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday maker

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rauma
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and stroll around Kaivopuisto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

Metzingen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Metzingen to Helsinki. When traveling from Metzingen in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lapland Safaris Saariselka. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and head outdoors with Lake Inari.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

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

Getting from Inari to Ranua by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): walk around Hupisaaret Park, identify plant and animal life at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then get outside with Superpark Oulu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, and then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ranua to Oulu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Kolovesi National Park. Get outdoors at Siikalahti Wetland and Boat Tours & Water Sports. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

Fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Saimaa and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and then stroll through Lempukka Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Marttinen (in Virrat), Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island and look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Imatra to Tampere by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and VMB Fishing. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Visiting Getabergen and Karingsunds Viltsafari will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kastelholm Castle and The Maritime Quarter. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get outside with Kuuskajaskari and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Rauma by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Rauma are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

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."