30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Old Town Hall Museum, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Ronni - Summer Dance Pavilion (in Orivesi), Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and get engrossed in the history at Skogster Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lieksa

— 4 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Uhrihalkeama, &more), Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Joensuu (Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, Joensuu Church, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lieksa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lieksa in June, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Levi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."