22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tallinn
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ranua
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
End: Tallinn

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Veturimuseo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hameenlinna Church. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) 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 car; or fly. 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Rapola Ridge, Veturimuseo, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Pukstaavi
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, walk around Lilla holmen, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenexamine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally see the interesting displays at Eckerö Post & tullhus. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Leklandet, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thenhave fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally try your luck at PAF Casino.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn attractions planning website.

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. In May, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Leklandet
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

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 Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo (in Ypaja), Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio) and Rauma (Old Rauma & Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, Koylion Kirkkokari, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Inari

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, thenrelax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, thentour 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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

3
nights
Levi

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 LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

Planning Levi trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

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 Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Kittila, Enontekio Church
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Samiland ©
Samiland

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
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

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Savonlinna

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, thensee 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, thenshop like a local with Retretti Art Centre, thenwitness 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

Punkaharju, Salpa Line, Parikkalan kirkko
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thenadmire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, thenpause 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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, thenpause 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. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. 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 Nature

Side Trips

Ylamaa Gem Society, Rautjarven kirkko, Savitaipale Church, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Imatra Waterfall
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko

2
nights
Kotka

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, thendon't miss a visit to Kyminlinna Fortress, thenadmire 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, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Aviation, thentake 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. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Loviisa Maritime Museum
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Finnish Aviation Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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