13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the history behind Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras), and get engrossed in the history at Alvar Aalto's studio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel tool.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. In May, Helsinki is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

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

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 13th (Wed), stroll around Hupisaaret Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savonlinna in May: highs in Oulu hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

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 14th (Thu): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in May, Levi is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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 16th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder site.

Getting from Levi to Turku by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Turku is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Mon), stroll around Kirjurinluoto, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pori vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

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."