22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Innsbruck

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Innsbruck, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Innsbruck to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Innsbruck, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Kotka

— 3 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. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka travel planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi, then cruise along Lake Saimaa, and then take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road. On the next day, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, admire the natural beauty at Park Mikkelipuisto, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, then get your bearings at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli online holiday builder.

You can drive from Kotka to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Koli National Park

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park travel app.

Getting from Mikkeli to Koli National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Koli National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 9th (Wed), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then get great views at Saltkaret.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari visit site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuusamo to Mustasaari. In June, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

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."