28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Lieksa
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taivalkoski
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Quad City International Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Moline, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. When traveling from Moline in May, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Safari
Safaris
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Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi trip maker website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then trek along Ruijanpolku Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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4
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Lieksa

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Uhrihalkeama and Pielisen Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Pirunkirkko, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lieksa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Lieksa. Traveling from Saariselka in May, expect nights in Lieksa to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Vaasa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Turun Taidehalli, then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and finally admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip website.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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The Archipelago Trail ©
Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
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Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Naantali Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Naantali Old Town
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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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor plenty of shopping. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route site.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Visiting Hupisaaret Park and Nallikari Beach will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Kauppahalli. Change things up with a short trip to Kemi Church in Kemi (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu journey site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tietomaa ©
Science Museum
Tietomaa
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Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taivalkoski trip itinerary website.

Drive from Oulu to Taivalkoski in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Taivalkoski can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Syote National Park ©
National Park
Syote National Park
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Jalavan Kauppa
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