16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tallahassee
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Tallahassee

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online driving holiday planner.

Tallahassee, USA to Inari is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, Inari is cooler than Tallahassee - with highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
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Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 11th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. May in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thentake an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, thenstop by Naantali Old Town, and finally gear up at Bike Rental - by Carfield. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and then ponder the design of Harmonia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in May: high temperatures in Turku hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Thu), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Kirjurinluoto, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori travel route tool.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Pori sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Visavuori
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, thenkick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, and then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hamina Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lehman.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotka travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Hamina Old Town
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lehman ©
Lehman
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Hanko to see Bellevue Beach about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker app.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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