31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Vaasa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Geneva

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Kouvola hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). There's still lots to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Joensuu road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Joensuu takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Riihisaari, Kolovesi National Park
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

5
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. Step out of Lieksa to go to Rautavaara and see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Makravaara Hill, explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lieksa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Lieksa takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Highlights from your plan
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuusamo: Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Riisitunturi National Park) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). There's much more to do: hike along Kiutakongas Rapids, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo attractions app .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Powerpark and Meteoriihi. Take a break from Vaasa with a short trip to Saltkaret in Mustasaari, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Vaasa driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Powerpark
Highlights from your plan
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahtari Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get your game on at Portaali VR, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo, Ahvenisto
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through The Archipelago Trail, get your game on at Moomin World, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naantali journey planner.

Getting from Tampere to Naantali by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Turku
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto & Heureka). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

You can drive from Naantali to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, Hiidenkirnut
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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