28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Boston

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Get some historical perspective at Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Shop till you drop at Patakirppis and Ruokapuoti Lumo. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku), Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum, Uusikaupunki Old Church, &more) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rauma trip planner.

Boston, USA to Rauma is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Rauma is 7 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, things will get slightly colder in Rauma: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere visit planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder site.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inari day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in May, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pakasaivo and Icekarting Levi. Escape the urban bustle at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 21st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Muonio, Seven Fells Up, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurlahti Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Willatar (in Porvoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, stop by Ullanlinna, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning site.

Fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Willatar, Arboretum Mustila, Sibelius Hall
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila