17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 1 night
6
Levi
— 3 nights
7
Ranua
— 1 night

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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Katajanokka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town), Jarvenpaa Mosque (in Jarvenpaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Jarvenpaa Mosque, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip maker site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, thenstroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip website.

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Stone Castle of Pirunvuori for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hame Castle. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Rapola Ridge in Valkeakoski--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hame Castle, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, Rapola Ridge
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in May: high temperatures in Inari hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow 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

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Discover Lapland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasjoki - River for activities and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). It doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi trip app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Safaris
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ranua road trip planning site.

Drive from Levi to Ranua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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