11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then browse the exhibits of S/S Salama.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall and then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Imatra holiday planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 9th (Mon), get outside with Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Imatra in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Levi to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Levi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online vacation planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then get outside with Karingsunds Viltsafari. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aland Island travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Katajanokka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, snap pictures at Rakkauden Silta, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Aland Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."