31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Imatra
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights
6
Oulu
— 3 nights
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
8
Turku
— 4 nights
9
Pori
— 2 nights
10
Vaasa
— 3 nights
11
Tampere
— 5 nights

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Aurlahti Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), 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 · Nature

Side Trips

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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
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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, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then contemplate 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, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then look 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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko

1
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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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then examine 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

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
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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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then trek 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.

Planning Inari trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

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 · Museums

Side Trip

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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
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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, then bet 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 · 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
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nallikari Beach and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas) and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Hupisaaret Park and examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

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 · Museums

Side Trips

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then stroll through Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
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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 Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Let the collections at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). 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 · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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, then learn 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, then get 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 Kyr0 Distillery Company. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). 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

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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 ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and The Parola Armour Museum capture your imagination. Visit Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Petajavesi Old Church for their historical value. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Evo Hiking Area) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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