37 days in Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 day
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Sotkamo
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 4 nights

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 28th (Tue), hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi travel route builder website.

Berlin, Germany to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Berlin to Pyhatunturi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
4.3
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Ski Area
Pyhatunturi
4.6

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

Before you visit Saariselka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
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1
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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Stromso, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Mustasaari. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, get curious at Tietomaa, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip maker site.

Drive from Mustasaari to Oulu in 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches

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Specialty Museum
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
4.5

3
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Take a break from the city and head to Hiukka and Hiidenportti National Park. Explore Sotkamo's surroundings by going to Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara), Resort Ukkohalla (in Hyrynsalmi) and Kajaani (Statue of Per Brahe & Kajaani Castle ruins). It doesn't end there: perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Sotkamo takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielisen Museum and Tohmajarven kirkko. Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8

2
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Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rantasalmi vacation maker site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
4.4

2
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online holiday builder.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Kouvola in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kouvola are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard, then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Wildlife Area
Oro
4.7
Art Museum
Soderlangvik Gard
4.5

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

Make your Pori itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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History Museum
Rosenlew Museum
4.5
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Villa Mairea
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Viikinsaari Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Change things up with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna (about 1h 5 min away). Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

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