20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Evo Hiking Area in Hameenlinna--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary website.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 39°F in Tampere. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

1
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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 team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 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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Architectural Building
Kuokkalan kartano
4.3
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Specialty Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland
4.2
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.7

2
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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): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip website.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum and then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta attractions planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum
5.0
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Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
4.3
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History Museum
Wolkoff House Museum
4.4

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Akaslompolo

On the 20th (Mon), get outside with Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier 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 go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Safari
Safaris
4.8
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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
5.0

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi attractions app.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of Porvoo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Riverside Park. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Santalahti Nature Trail (in Kotka), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Inari to Porvoo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in May: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 60°F and lows are around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7
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Architectural Building
Cathedral of Porvoo
4.3
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Geologic Formation
Hiidenvuori
4.4

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Helsinki

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.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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