22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, examine the collection at Design Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Juan to Helsinki. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Beaches Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Gunnarstrand (in Hanko). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Yyteri Beach, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Pakasaivo. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio, approximately Muonio away.

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

Getting from Pori to Levi by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Levi is little chillier than Pori - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Sotkamo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Imatra Waterfall and Linnansaari National Park. Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Lempukka Beach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planning app.

Drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ruotsinpyhtaa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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