22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
7
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Palkaneen Kirkko, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Tampere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hame Castle, Palkaneen Kirkko
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. There's still lots to do: browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Turku visit planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 14th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, and finally steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri.

Make your Mariehamn itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Salis Batteri
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get your bearings at Riihisaari, take in the history at Salpa Line, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online holiday planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Salpa Line
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Salpa Line Hiking Trail (in Virolahti), Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Rautjarven kirkko, Salpa Line Hiking Trail, Repovesi National Park, Marian Kirkko
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Icekarting Levi and Snow Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell & Pakasaivo). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi trip maker site .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lappeenranta in May, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 24th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online attractions planner .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (in Vantaa), Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Isopuisto Park, & more) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, pause for some photo ops at Maternal Love Sculpture (Aidinrakkaus), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Heureka
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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