22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
8
Levi
— 2 nights
9
Saariselka
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Runeberg Park & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, don't miss a visit to Saatytalo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

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Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.9

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Pargas Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
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Outdoor Activity
Yyterin Nakotorni
1.7

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Holy Cross Church. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna holiday planner.

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

2
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, walk around Hupisaaret Park, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in May, you will find days in Oulu are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Biking Trail
Outdoors Oulu Oy
4.8
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Water Body
Koitelinkoski
4.8

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Lordi's Square, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8
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Zoo
Ranua Zoo
4.3

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally have fun at Kids' Land.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 30th (Sat), get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Saariselka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

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