37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 5 nights
3
Hameenlinna
— 4 nights
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
6
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
7
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
8
Kotka
— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Kaitalampi in Espoo, about 34 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Kaitalampi
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, Old Rauma, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

4
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Explore Hameenlinna's surroundings by going to Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland, Vesijärvi harbor, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, admire the masterpieces at Riihimaki Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Forssa Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna day trip app.

You can drive from Turku to Hameenlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or 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 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahti, Parola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Visavuori, Palkaneen Kirkko
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hameenlinna to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

5
nights
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.
When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara, approximately Rautavaara away. There's much more to do: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koli National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Savonlinna (Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, Olavinlinna Castle, &more) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's still lots to do: get great views at Neitvuori, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, and pause for some photo ops at Mannerheim Statue.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip maker.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Mikkeli takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Repovesi National Park, Anttola Church, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas, Tainionkosken Church, &more), Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, &more) and Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kirkko). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Parikkala, Ruokolahti
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Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

5
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain).

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kotka day trip site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Siltakyla, Salpa Line Museum
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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