28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tammisaari
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Military Museum of Manes. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and see some colorful creatures with Dive Finland Oy.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, Helsinki is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 27:

Koli National Park

— 5 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara--about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Haukipudas Church. Let the collections at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo capture your imagination. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Rokuan Kansallispuisto in Ahmas--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oulu road trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip maker app.

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kouvola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Riverside Park (in Kotka) and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's more to do: stroll through Arboretum Mustila and delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kouvola online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: VMB Fishing (in Salo), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's more to do: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House and trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Turku vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tammisaari.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Tammisaari

— 1 night
On the 18th (Sat), head outdoors with Guide-Matti.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tammisaari vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Tammisaari in an hour. Another option is to drive. In June in Tammisaari, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tammisaari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."