22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Train to Nokian asema E, Bus to Tampere, Fly to Kittila
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, visit Ullanlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Helsinki is 6 hours. Traveling from San Juan in May, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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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 where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, 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 take a bus; or do a combination of train and 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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Gunnarstrand. Step out of Turku to go to Hanko and see Bellevue Beach, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

2
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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 ratings, other places to visit, 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

2
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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.
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 Keimiotunturi Fell and Pakasaivo. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages 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: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

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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, other places to visit, 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

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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 Kerimaki Church 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). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route tool.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

2
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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.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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."