16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
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Hanko
— 1 night
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Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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, then explore 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, then take 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 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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, then examine 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 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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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 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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, then contemplate 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 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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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 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Hakaniemi Market. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Teijo National Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."