15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Durham
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Durham

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Korkeasaari Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner .

Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Durham to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in May: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 49°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Fun & Games, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 15th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Muonio trip itinerary app .

Getting from Saariselka to Muonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip website .

Drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Pielinen.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Koli National Park, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 19th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rantasalmi online route planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Nature, #Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Sun), take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta and then take a memorable drive along Replot Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Make your Mustasaari itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, Replot Bridge
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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