22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Bus to Turun lentoasema, Fly to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Hame Castle and Hameenlinna Church. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski), Veturimuseo (in Akaa) and Pukstaavi (in Sastamala). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, and stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, then walk around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Leklandet, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tampere to Mariehamn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. May in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Kuusisto Bishop's Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Venture out of the city with trips to Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo (in Ypaja), Rauma (Old Rauma & Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki) and Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 1st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Turku to Inari by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in May; daily highs in Inari reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Church of Sodankyla and Enontekio Church are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila and Samiland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

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Ranua

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ranua route planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Ranua takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Sat), pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Parikkalan kirkko, then shop like a local with Retretti Art Centre, then witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, and finally get all the information you need at Riihisaari.

Plan trip to Savonlinna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Ranua to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Ylamaa Gem Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, take an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sippola church, then don't miss a visit to Kyminlinna Fortress, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, examine the collection at Loviisa Maritime Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, then examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kymi Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kotka itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and Finnish Aviation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), stop by Katajanokka, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki journey maker app.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

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."