15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Alvar Aalto's studio.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Utti Fort. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then stroll through Hiidenvuori, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kouvola are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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 30th (Sat): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kouvola in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Lieksa

— 4 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of the city life by going to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Uhrihalkeama and Pielisen Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lieksa day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

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."