21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Levi
— 1 day
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
8
Turku
— 2 nights
9
Tampere
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planning site.

Midland, USA to Levi is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Midland in May, expect nights in Levi to be slightly colder, around °F, while days are much colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Adventure
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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, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday builder site.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vaasa day trip app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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nights
Koli National Park

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, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park itinerary website.

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °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.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation maker website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough 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
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka online visit planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Kotka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kouvola, Salpa Line Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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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. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour builder app.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Room Escape Games
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Valkeakoski to see Visavuori about 36 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour builder website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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