39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 13 nights
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Mikkeli
— 9 nights
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Savonlinna
— 7 nights
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Kuusamo
— 9 nights
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Helsinki

— 13 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more) and Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 28:

Mikkeli

— 9 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Heinolan Vesitorni (in Heinola), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Kouvola (World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Repovesi National Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, take an in-depth tour of Communications Centre Lokki, and explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 6:

Savonlinna

— 7 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Parikkalan kirkko), Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery) and Rapio Mill (in Juva). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip website.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for Kuusamo on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 13:

Kuusamo

— 9 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to The Silent People (in Suomussalmi), Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Posio (Riisitunturi National Park & Korouoma Canyon). There's still lots to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo holiday maker.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuusamo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 22:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."