35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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35 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
7
Pori
— 3 nights
8
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa trip itinerary planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August in Ruotsinpyhtaa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder .

You can drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Escape the urban bustle at Venajanhiekka and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Step off the beaten path and head to Boreal Wildlife Centre and Hiidenportti National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nurmes Church in Nurmes (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo holiday planning site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. August in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Nurmes Church, Boreal Wildlife Centre
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiutakongas Rapids and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Visiting Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail will get you outdoors. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Syote National Park in Syote, approximately 1h 20 min away.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo attractions planner.

Drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Syote National Park, Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Let the collections at Siida and Gold Prospector Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Urho Kekkonen National Park about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Let the collections at Museumship Pommern and Kastelholm Castle capture your imagination. Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården and The Maritime Quarter will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Mariehamn side-trips: Bomarsund (in Sund) and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena, try your luck at PAF Casino, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online trip itinerary maker .

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in September, with highs in Mariehamn at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yyteri Beach and Automobile Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Uusikaupunki Old Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pori travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Pori takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Venture out of the city with trips to Pargas Church (in Parainen), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Uto, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

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

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanko, Korpo Church, Teijo National Park, Pargas Church
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island online trip builder .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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