15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in May, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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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 7th (Tue): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then walk around Kupittaa Park, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip maker tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa journey builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koli National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

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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 14th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka travel route builder site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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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.
Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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."