16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
5
Hanko
— 1 night
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally stroll around Riverside Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kouvola is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May; daily highs in Kouvola reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Marian Kirkko
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thenexamine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari journey planning app.

Getting from Kouvola to Inari by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kouvola in May, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the next day, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo holiday tool.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. May in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hanko planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuusamo to Hanko. In May, Hanko is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanko to Kimito Island. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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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 off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Hakaniemi Market. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Step out of Helsinki to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Teijo National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park