35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

35 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Kokkola
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Karachi

3
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Salpa Line Museum and Wolkoff House Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linden Esplanade and Stromforsin ruukki. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill in Kouvola--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

Karachi, Pakistan to Kotka is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Karachi in August, things will get much colder in Kotka: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Salpa Line Museum, Wolkoff House Museum, Stromforsin ruukki
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Visavuori. Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Parola Tank Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Visavuori, Parola Tank Museum, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pori sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get some cultural insight at Naantali Old Town and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip tool .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll explore and learn at Aland Maritime Museum and Kastelholm Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museumship Pommern and The Aland Island Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Mariehamn: Bomarsund (in Sund) and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at The Cultural History Museum of Aland.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pielisen Museum and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Pikkukirkko (in Savonlinna) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mariehamn to Joensuu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Savonlinna, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Pielisen Museum, Old Mine Mining Museum
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

2
nights
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Kuddnas Museum, examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, then examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and finally examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kannuksen Kirkko, then examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, then examine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum, and finally wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kokkola trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kokkola in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arctic Museum Nanoq, Kannuksen Kirkko, Kuddnas Museum
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Kuddnas Museum ©
Kuddnas Museum
K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Raahe Museum and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu online route planner .

Getting from Kokkola to Oulu by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Oulu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Raahe Museum
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

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 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then admire all the interesting features of Angeli Reindeer Farm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Oulu to Inari in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Inari when traveling from Oulu in September, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

5
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

Similar Plans

60 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ECUADOR June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans