31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Joutsenon kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Repovesi National Park. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Riverside Park, & more), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenrannan kirkko, Saimaa Canal, & more).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary maker site .

Helsinki to Kouvola is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
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 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore hidden gems such as Venajanhiekka and Pielinen. Step out of the city life by going to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuhmo in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kuhmo to Akaslompolo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Pakasaivo
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida and Tuula's Reindeer.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Inari sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toMariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

Plan my day in Mariehamn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Mariehamn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
The Maritime Quarter ©
The Maritime Quarter

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo national park (in Pernio), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Hanko Water Tower). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, steep yourself in history at Abo Akademi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kansallisgalleria. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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