25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Hamina
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 4 nights
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
8
Tampere
— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Vantaa (Heureka & Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto) and Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Helsinki, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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), 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

2
nights
Savonlinna

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:
Highlights from your plan
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. 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:
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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): 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.

Find out how to plan Mariehamn trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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:
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Teijo National Park. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Korpo Church. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Nagu Church (in Nagu), Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
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Kimito Island

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:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Jokioinen Museum Railway. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planning app.

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. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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