15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare and then hit the slopes at Ruka. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo tour builder tool.

Seattle, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Kuusamo, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 50°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

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 11th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Levi sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), browse the collection at Turku City Library, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then make a trip to Abo Akademi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip app.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in May; daily highs in Turku reach 59°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation maker site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Kotka

— 2 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

Discover how to plan a Kotka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

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."