16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Rauma
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
5
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
End: Helsinki

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Rauma sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Bonk Museum
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 12th (Tue), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rauma to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In May, Levi is slightly colder than Rauma - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 14th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of SnowCastle of Kemi. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Ainolan Puisto, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

SnowCastle of Kemi
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SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Hupisaaret Park
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

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Getting from Oulu to Lappeenranta by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Oulu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lappeenranta, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Imatra, Repovesi National Park
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski

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