32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  13 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Miami, Florida

2
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kansallisgalleria and Sibelius Monument. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site.

Miami, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard, then go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Bellevue Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): walk around Kirjurinluoto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pori travel route planning site.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 31st (Fri), catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena, take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then make a trip to Bomarsund, and finally see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Step out of the city life by going to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. There's much more to do: stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Inari in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in September, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 52°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

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
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour planner.

You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Visiting Hiidenportti National Park and Hiukka will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Venajanhiekka and Vuokatti Bowling.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Sotkamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatti Bowling, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

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Koli National Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ukko-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get outdoors at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Pielinen. There's lots more to do: hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel route planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Punkaharju Ridge, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lappeenranta Fortress and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Take a break from the city and head to Imatra Waterfall and Kummakivi Boulder. Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Puumalan Lake (in Puumala), Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). The adventure continues: hike along Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Imatra road trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Imatra, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahti, Puumalan Lake, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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Kotka

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. Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenvuori and Riverside Park. Stromforsin Ruukki and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kotka to go to Elimaki and see Arboretum Mustila, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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