26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
6
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly
8
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi trip builder site.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

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 Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tullin Sauna. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stop by Hameenkatu, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in May, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pori route tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at VMB Fishing and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on Karingsunds Viltsafari. On the next day, stroll through Getabergen and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aland Island travel route builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around The Esplanadi Park, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Aland Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Puijo Tower and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Southern Konnevesi National park and Kuopio Market City Hall.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."