31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Odiham
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  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
Fly:  2 h 45 min
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
Drive:  2 h
9
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel site.

Odiham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour 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 drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Paavolan Tammi, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Cathedral of Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thentake an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rautjarven kirkko. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, thenexplore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra route builder site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thentrek along 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 6th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, 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 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Savonlinna in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then fly down the slopes at Discover Lapland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker website.

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) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Raahe Museum and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nallikari Beach and Rokuan Kansallispuisto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Hupisaaret Park and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Bomarsund, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, examine the collection at Eckerö Post & tullhus, thenhead off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Let the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre capture your imagination. 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: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, get your game on at Moomin World, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker site.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenlearn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, thenget engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pori journey planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate 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: Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum, Powerpark, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Salgrund Pilot Station
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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.
Let the collections at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus capture your imagination. Visit Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius for their historical value. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online attractions planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip 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 Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church, Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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