16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Marquette
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
6
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Marquette

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and view the masterpieces at CraftCorner.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions tool.

Marquette, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Marquette to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rapola Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Rapola Ridge, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, then have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Eckerö Post & tullhus, then make a trip to Bomarsund, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Eckerö Post & tullhus
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 31st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in May; daily highs in Inari reach 49°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Levi are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planning website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square