30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Porvoo
— 1 day
3
Lahti
— 6 nights
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
5
Pori
— 2 nights
6
Rauma
— 4 nights
7
Naantali
— 1 night
8
Turku
— 3 nights
9
Pargas
— Few hours
10
Houtskar Island
— 1 night
11
Kimito Island
— 1 night
12
Helsinki
— 3 nights

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kaivopuisto. Kids will appreciate attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Serena Water Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, browse the collection at The National Library of Finland, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Heureka, Serena Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Heureka ©
Heureka
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 21st (Tue), get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo road trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

6
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kids will appreciate attractions like Repovesi National Park and Lappeenrannan kirkko. Step off the beaten path and head to Tykkimaki Amusement Park and Motorcycle Museum of Finland. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola & Kouvola City Museum) and Lappeenranta (ECCO Outlet, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, get your game on at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, and see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip maker.

You can drive from Porvoo to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lahti are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Hollola
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Kids will enjoy Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Mantta-Vilppula (Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Ahvenisto, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pori road trip tool.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

4
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Rauma and Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. Get out of town with these interesting Rauma side-trips: Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Bonk Museum) and Katanpaa (in Kustavi). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, and stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Rauma in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Katanpaa
Highlights from your plan
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island and then get your game on at Moomin World. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then explore the galleries of Louhisaari Manor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Naantali takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
Highlights from your plan
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church
Kultaranta Garden ©
Kultaranta Garden

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, stroll around Kupittaa Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning website.

Turku is just a stone's throw from Naantali. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pargas.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
JukuPark Turku ©
JukuPark Turku
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

few
hours
Pargas

Pargas
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pargas Lime Stone Quarry and then identify plant and animal life at Lenholm Conservation Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pargas route maker app.

You can drive from Turku to Pargas in an hour. In August in Pargas, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houtskar Island.

Things to do in Pargas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

1
night
Houtskar Island

Houtskar Island
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Borgbergin Observation Tower.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Houtskar Island online route maker.

Explore your travel options from Pargas to Houtskar Island with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Houtskar Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kimito Island.

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Houtskar Island to Kimito Island with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, stroll around Kaivopuisto, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, then get curious at Heureka, and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Heureka ©
Heureka
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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