16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights

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Mustasaari

— 1 day
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari trip builder site.

Turku to Mustasaari is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Koli National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Kotka

— 3 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip maker app.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to VMB Fishing in Salo, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."