13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 19th (Thu), stroll around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 21st (Sat), stop by Stella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church and then explore the activities along Lake Saimaa.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli online itinerary planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker website.

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu and then examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla day trip planning app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Hameenkatu and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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."