37 days in Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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

Route & dates

37 days in Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Kouvola
— 2 nights
9
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Turku
— 3 nights
12
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 28th (Tue), hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip builder tool .

Berlin, Germany to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Berlin to Pyhatunturi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyhatunturi
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Stromso, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Mustasaari. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), shop like a local with Kauppahalli, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, have fun at Tietomaa, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Oulu with the Route module. In September in Oulu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get outdoors at Venajanhiekka and Hiidenportti National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kajaani (Pietari Brahen Patsas & Kajaani Castle ruins) and Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort (in Hyrynsalmi). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo travel app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oulu to Sotkamo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kajaani, Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort, Vuokatti Bowling, Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, Carelicum, & more).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sotkamo to Koli National Park. In September, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli, Tohmajarven kirkko
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

Plan a trip to Rantasalmi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi. In September, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 13th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Kouvola Model Railroad Museum, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Rantasalmi to Kouvola with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

7
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.
Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik, then go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

You can plan Kimito Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
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 appreciate Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island will get you outdoors. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Hame Castle in Haemeenlinna--about 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip website .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hame Castle
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©

Similar Plans

40 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SPAIN November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 52 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FINLAND August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FINLAND August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FINLAND August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM QATAR January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans