16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, see Santa Claus Office, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Ankara in May, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games
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Waterfall
Auttikongas
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
4.5

1
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
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Ski Area
Ruka
4.4
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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8

2
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get your bearings at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in May: highs in Savonlinna hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
4.4

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5
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Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
4.7
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Island
Kobba Klintar
4.7

1
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip site.

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 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere visit planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

3
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Helsinki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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