21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Midland

1
day
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 13th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi online tour planner .

Midland, USA to Levi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Levi is 7 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Midland in May: highs in Levi hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Tours Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Tue), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, make a trip to Paateri, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

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

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

3
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.
Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Visavuori in Valkeakoski--about 36 minutes away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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