22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Helsinki is 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Juan in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Soderlangvik

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Teijo national park. Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Gunnarstrand in Hanko, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pori itinerary planner .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Explore hidden gems such as Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Pakasaivo. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Keimiotunturi Fell about 44 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip website .

Getting from Pori to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pori in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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 ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo online tour planner .

You can drive from Levi to Sotkamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
Get some historical perspective at Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kerimaki Church and Savonlinna Cathedral. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Imatra (Lammassaari Island, Imatra Waterfall, & more) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lehman, and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then take in the pleasant sights at Stromforsin ruukki.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ruotsinpyhtaa travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 3.5 hours. May in Ruotsinpyhtaa sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

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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