21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights

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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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and ARTag Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Artisaani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Visiting Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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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 Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Janakkala to see Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum ©
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Makravaara Hill, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park travel route builder website.

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. May in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages).

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Levi. Traveling from Koli National Park in May, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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