15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Bus to Turun lentoasema, Fly to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 day
Fly
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere holiday builder app.

Glasgow, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Glasgow to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glasgow in May, Tampere is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 19th (Sun), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tampere to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In May in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

2
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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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning website.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 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 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

2
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Kimito Island

On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

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Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

1
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo holiday planner.

You can fly from Kimito Island to Kuusamo in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kimito Island in May, expect Kuusamo to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

1
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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 26th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari holiday planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Inari are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

2
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiidenvuori, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola day trip tool.

Getting from Inari to Kouvola by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in May: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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."