19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kotka is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get much colder in Kotka: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning site.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Koli National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Terranova, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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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 31st (Fri): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku planning tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

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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.
Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

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."