21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to MBS International Airport

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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 34°F, while days are much colder, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore 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 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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, 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 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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, then take 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 59°F, and evening lows to 39°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

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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). 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 60°F and lows of 42°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 · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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 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 60°F, and evening lows to 43°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 · Museums
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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.
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, then take 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, then take 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 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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."