25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
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: Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula) and Vantaa (Heureka & Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto). 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, car, 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

Side Trips

Vantaa, Halosenniemi Museum
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
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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, thendelve 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

Side Trips

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

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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. 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

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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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. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner.

Fly from Inari to Mariehamn in 9 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 a bit warmer in Mariehamn: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Nagu Church (in Nagu), Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Korpo Church, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagu Church, Automobile Museum, Old Rauma, Korpo Church, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
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:
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art), Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary tool.

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, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, The Parola Armour Museum, Jokioinen Museum Railway, 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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