21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Salo and see VMB Fishing, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku itinerary app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Turku when traveling from Amsterdam in May, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Tampere

— 3 nights

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 Hameenlinna to see Ahvenisto about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Aava Kertun Kotitila and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, make a trip to Paateri, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Mustasaari to Koli National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:

Kotka

— 4 nights
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. Step out of Kotka to go to Kouvola and see Repovesi National Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Riverside Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and browse the fresh offerings at Kotka Marketplace.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."