30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 3 nights
2
Pori
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Harma
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
7
Kouvola
— 4 nights
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Bonk Museum. Bring the kids along to Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, get your game on at Moomin World, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku route planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Sarkanniemi Theme Park will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Parola Armour Museum and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Venture out of the city with trips to Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Harma journey planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Harma by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

4
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parppeinvaaran Runokyla and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. For shopping fun, head to Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) or Koli Shop Retkitupa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Utra Beach), Mohko Ironworks Museum (in Ilomantsi) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Harma to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli, Ilomantsi, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Mohko Ironworks Museum ©
Mohko Ironworks Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

4
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at German Soldier s Cemetery and Pilke Science Centre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kids will enjoy Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Get some historical perspective at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and The Sippola church. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Hamina (Main Building of Military School & Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, shop like a local with Poikilo - Museums, and identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip builder tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kouvola in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina
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Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahtifor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Cathedral of Porvoo). The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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