15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Kotka
— 1 night

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Library of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and browse the collection at Oodi Central Library.

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Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Fri), let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On your second day here, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Levi

Levi ©
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 12th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. On your second day here, have fun at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampere in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Akka-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Paateri, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park visit app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Levi to Koli National Park. When traveling from Levi in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, examine the collection at S/S Salama, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Kotka

Kotka ©
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 (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Kotka journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park

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