27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Train
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Pieksämäki, Bus to Savonlinna
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kirkkonummen kirkko (in Kirkkonummi), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & The Devil's Stairs) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path, and identify plant and animal life at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in May, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and The Archipelago Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and contemplate the long history of Abo Akademi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary website.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
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Turku Castle
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Turku Cathedral ©
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Turku Cathedral
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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4
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Tampere City Library, Metso. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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4
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle and Salpa Line will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tohmajarven kirkko and Pikkukirkko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna holiday builder app.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Korouoma Canyon. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Savonlinna in May, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Kopara Reindeer Park
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