21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
7
Inari
— 3 nights
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip maker.

Marquette, USA to Turku is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach, Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn tour planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit planning app.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sotkamo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatinvaara, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, thenlook for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Sotkamo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 24th (Fri), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip maker website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, thenrelax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Digelius Music. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of °F and lows of °F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria