31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Odiham
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 4 nights
9
Pori
— 2 nights
10
Vaasa
— 3 nights
11
Tampere
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Odiham

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church are in your itinerary. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki route builder .

Odiham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Odiham to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Cathedral of Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Imatra trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahti, Rautjarven kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Levi

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 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then take in the awesome beauty at Discover Lapland.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Raahe Museum and Kierikki Stone Age Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nallikari Beach and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Rokuan Kansallispuisto in Ahmas, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rokuan Kansallispuisto, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally identify plant and animal life at Getabergen. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then examine the collection at Eckerö Post & tullhus, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Oulu to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Getabergen
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Getabergen ©
Getabergen

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salgrund Pilot Station and Mustasaaren kirkko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Arctic Museum Nanoq. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Powerpark (in Harma) and Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Powerpark, Kyr0 Distillery Company, Stundars Museum, Arctic Museum Nanoq
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Evo Hiking Area and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Parola Tank Museum (in Parola), Mantta-Vilppula (Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art & Serlachius Museum Gustaf) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, go for a walk through Visavuori, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church, Parola Tank Museum, Visavuori
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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