20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Levi
— 1 night
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Haemeenlinna to see Evo Hiking Area about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere tour itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Tampere when traveling from London in May, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 14th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip site .

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 20th (Mon), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo driving holiday site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lappeenranta in May; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 50°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi online trip builder .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida and Inari Reindeerfarm.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari road trip planning site .

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Porvoo: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Riverside Park (in Kotka). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo and make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip maker site .

You can fly from Inari to Porvoo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Porvoo is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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