39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Kouvola
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h
8
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Berlin

4
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Hiidenvuori and Valkmusa National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salpa Line Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Santalahti Nature Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online journey planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kouvola is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin Ruukki, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Valkmusa National Park
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then hike along Malonsaari, and then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach.

Discover how to plan a Imatra trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Kouvola to Imatra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saimaa Canal, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ukko-Koli Hill and Old Mine Mining Museum. Appreciate the collections at Pielisen Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Old Mine Mining Museum, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Riisitunturi National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, head outdoors with Lake Inari, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari travel planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and finally examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Inari to Mariehamn in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Inari in September, expect Mariehamn to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Rauma and Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra. Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Old Town Hall Museum (in Rauma), Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum) and Pukstaavi (in Sastamala). There's more to do: examine the collection at Villa Mairea and take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Pori in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea, Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, Pukstaavi
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. Visit Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the collection at Turku City Library, enjoy the sea views from Uto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku travel route app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park, Korpo Church, Kurjenrahka National Park, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 23rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

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