22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
9
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and The Aalto House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Runeberg Park & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, get your bearings at The National Library of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

The Route module shows you 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) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

3
nights
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.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 take a bus. 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Pargas Church
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
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 ratings, more things to do, 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 Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Change things up with a short trip to Holy Cross Church in Parola (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planning website.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 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.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, 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 bus; or do a combination of train, flight, 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

Side Trips

Parikkala, Kerimaki Church, Punkaharju Ridge
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
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.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, 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 do a combination of train and flight. 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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 LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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.
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.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, 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

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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nights
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 see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka journey builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 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

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel