31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Madrid

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:

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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 Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get outdoors at Hiidenvuori and Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Imatrankoski), Kouvola (Pyhan Ristin kirkko, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more) and Lappeenranta (Ristikankaan kappeli, Saimaa Canal, &more). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and walk around Sibelius Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

Discover how to plan a Savonlinna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Take a break from the city and head to Makravaara Hill and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Puijo Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Kuopio (Kuopio Harbor, Kuopio Market City Hall, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Levi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in August, with highs in Levi at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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Ranua

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): meet the residents at Ranua Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ranua attractions planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Ranua in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oulu journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Karingsunds Viltsafari, examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally try your luck at PAF Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Eckerö Post & tullhus, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip tool.

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Bike Rental - by Carfield, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll around Kirjurinluoto, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pori online trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get in touch with nature at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki), Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Old Rauma, &more) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."