16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + 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

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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. To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari driving holiday planning app .

Tallahassee, USA to Inari is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tallahassee to Inari. Traveling from Tallahassee in May, things will get much colder in Inari: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Trails Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. May in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

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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 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, and then ponder the design of Harmonia.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Akaslompolo in May; daily highs in Turku reach 59°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the next day, stroll around Kirjurinluoto, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Pori are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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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 16th (Sat), have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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You can take a bus from Pori to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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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. On the 18th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Stromforsin ruukki, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, and then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, stroll through Aijanniemi Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Hamina Old Town
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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