34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
8
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Helsinki
— 13 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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. On the 5th (Sun), make a trip to Kyminlinna Fortress, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center Veturi. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary website.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Marian Kirkko, Shopping Center Veturi, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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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 7th (Tue): make a trip to Salpa Line, explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thenfind something for the whole family at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Siikalahti Wetland, Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

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. On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Inari with the Route module. Traveling from Koli National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

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nights
Akaslompolo

On the 13th (Mon), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, thenidentify plant and animal life at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, thensee the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 17th (Fri), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, thensee the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Karhunkierros and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, thenget engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rauma route maker tool.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Moomin Museum, look for gifts at Ideapark, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Arctic Expedition, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Raseborg, Aurlahti Beach, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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