14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 1 day
6
Savonlinna
— 1 day
7
Hamina
— 2 nights

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2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
On the 9th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seoul in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Mariehamn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Helsinki in May, you will find days in Mariehamn are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Venture out of the city with trips to The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Inari is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Sun), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

Planning Savonlinna trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in May, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, and then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina day trip planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Hamina in 3.5 hours. In May in Hamina, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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