34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

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34 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Rauma
— 2 nights
10
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kyminlinna Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center Veturi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip maker site .

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Tue), witness the site of a historic battle at 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, then get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Siida, then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Inari with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 13th (Mon), get outside with Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Konijanka Petting Zoo, then get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, and finally look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

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): look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lapland Forestry Museum, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit app .

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

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Karhunkierros and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku planner .

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 21st (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, stop by Ideapark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Aurlahti Beach. Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Stora Herro Island, & more), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

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Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Raseborg, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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