25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Tampere
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Halosenniemi Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Vantaa (Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre & Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in May since evenings lows in Helsinki dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Halosenniemi Museum
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hamina road trip planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Hamina in 2 hours. In May in Hamina, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in May, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Mariehamn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Inari in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Mariehamn: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo national park (in Pernio), Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Korpo Church, do sightseeing your way with Ett Hem Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary app .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Old Rauma, Automobile Museum, Nagu Church, Korpo Church
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 28th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Yyteri Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vapriikin Museokeskus and Serlachius Museum Gosta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula), Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Visavuori
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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