13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Turku
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nurmes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Suomussalmi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Juuma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
End: Rovaniemi

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere travel planner.

Turku to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu online route builder .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Joensuu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

2
nights
Nurmes

Nurmes ©
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. Change things up with these side-trips from Nurmes: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka), Lieksa (Pielisen Museum, Neitikoski Rapids, & more) and Pielinen (in Koli National Park). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nurmes trip planner .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Nurmes takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nurmes can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Nurmes

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lieksa, Kainuun Vaellustalli, Pielinen, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

3
nights
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Get out of town with these interesting Suomussalmi side-trips: The Predator Center in Kuusamo (in Kuusamo) and Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort (in Hyrynsalmi). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, make a trip to The Silent People, and brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Nurmes to Suomussalmi takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Juuma.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

The Predator Center in Kuusamo, Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
The Silent People ©
The Silent People

1
night
Juuma

Juuma ©
Oulanka National Park Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then get answers to all your questions at Oulanka National Park Visitor Center.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Juuma trip planner .

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Juuma takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Juuma are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Juuma

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Oulanka National Park Visitor Center
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Oulanka National Park Visitor Center ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app .

Traveling by car from Juuma to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

Similar Plans

17 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM DENMARK June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, teens, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM NORWAY February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY August, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans