31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
train + Fly:  9​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
End: Bournemouth

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

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

Bournemouth, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bournemouth to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. When traveling from Bournemouth in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
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. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lieksa trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lieksa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. July in Lieksa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Highlights from your plan
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planning app .

Getting from Lieksa to Kuopio by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa tour site .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Seinajoki Library, Powerpark, Arctic Museum Nanoq
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Pori (Yyteri Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder site .

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip maker .

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; 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 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum, Saimaa Canal
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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