11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Fly
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Eelde Airport

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip maker app.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can fly from Kouvola to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
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Lieksa

— 2 nights
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 outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Step out of Lieksa with an excursion to Ukko-Koli Hill in Koli National Park--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa visit planning app.

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. May in Lieksa sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning website.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Lieksa in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Winter Sports
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."