28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Lieksa
— 4 nights
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
9
Oulu
— 3 nights
10
Taivalkoski
— 2 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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, thentake 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, thenpause 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 °F by day to °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 Tours Historic Sites
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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Levi

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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Saariselka

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, thenfly 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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

4
nights
Lieksa

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 Neitikoski Rapids and Paha-Koli Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Uhrihalkeama and Pielisen Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and make a trip to Paateri.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lieksa trip app.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Lieksa with the Route module. Traveling from Saariselka in May, you will find days in Lieksa are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°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

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Vaasa

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 °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, thenstop 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, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake 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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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Turku

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, thenhike along The Archipelago Trail, thentake 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, thentake in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri, thenkick 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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church 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). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, explore the striking landscape of Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, and visit Katajanokka.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

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 °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Linden Esplanade, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hiidenkirnut
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Oulu

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 25 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

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 °F by day to °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

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Kemi Church
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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Taivalkoski

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. For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Taivalkoski online route builder.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Taivalkoski takes 2 hours. May in Taivalkoski sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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