13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo

— 1 day
On the 22nd (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mumbai to Akaslompolo, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Akaslompolo is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Akaslompolo in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Koli National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vaasa trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pori holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Vepsa Island, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip website.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stop by Katajanokka.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

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."