32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night
8
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
9
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
10
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
11
Imatra
— 3 nights
12
Kotka
— 3 nights

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 The National Museum of Finland and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and walk around Sibelius Monument.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Miami, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Helsinki. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °F and lows reach °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, thengo 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °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

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Teijo National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Tulliniemi Nature Path and Vepsa Island. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

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, thenenjoy 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, thenget engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, thenhead outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For ratings, reviews, photos, 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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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

2
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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, thenexplore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenexamine 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, thenmake a trip to Bomarsund, and finally see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn takes 5.5 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 °F during the day and °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, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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. 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 Juutua Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lake Inari, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Mariehamn to Inari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mariehamn in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive 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
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, thentrek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, thenexplore 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, thenexplore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

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

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °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

3
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Sotkamo

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

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, 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 °F, and evening lows to °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

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

3
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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 Herajarvi Hiking Trail and Ukko-Koli Hill. Get outdoors at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park vacation builder site.

Drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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, thendon'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.

For ratings, 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 °F and lows of °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

Kerimaki Church, Punkaharju Ridge, Siikalahti Wetland, Linnansaari National Park
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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 The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Take a break from the city and head to Imatra Waterfall and Lammassaari Island. Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Lappeenranta (Lappeen Marian kirkko & Saimaa Canal) and Puumalan Lake (in Puumala). The adventure continues: hike along Malonsaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, 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 °F during the day and °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, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Puumalan Lake
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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 Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. 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. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, 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 trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Kotka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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