16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Rauma
— 3 nights
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
Drive:  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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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, thenlearn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Rauma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Bonk Museum
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Rauma to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rauma in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of SnowCastle of Kemi. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Ainolan Puisto, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, walk around Hupisaaret Park, thenpause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Oulu sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenadmire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oulu in May, you will find days in Lappeenranta are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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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