25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Tampere
— 5 nights
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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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Vantaa (Heureka & Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto) and Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Alvar Aalto's studio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Helsinki, with lows around 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

2
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Hamina

Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamina travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Hamina by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hamina can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

2
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will leave for Inari on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

1
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 20th (Mon), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Inari is little chillier than Savonlinna - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection 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): see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

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Traveling by flight from Inari to Mariehamn takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in May: high temperatures in Mariehamn hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Old Rauma (in Rauma), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, make a trip to Korpo Church, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

2
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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. 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
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

5
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tampere vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kimito Island to Tampere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

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."