27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Portland

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church will appeal to history buffs. 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). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

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Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Helsinki is 10 hours. Traveling from Portland in May, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, 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

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Paavolan Tammi, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku visit planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nagu Church, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Visavuori for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, and admire the striking features of Aleksanterin Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Mantta-Vilppula, Visavuori, Parola Tank Museum, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Salpa Line and Pikkukirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, and contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip app .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 59°F, while at night they dip 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 Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Tohmajarven kirkko, Orinoro Gorge, St. George Church
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some historical perspective at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit and German Soldier s Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kopara Reindeer Park. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see Santa Claus Office.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi visit site .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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