29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally make a trip to Louhisaari Manor.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Visavuori and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Haemeenlinna), Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gosta, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation app .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parola, Visavuori, Petajavesi Old Church, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then see the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa travel planning tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in May, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oulu trip app .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Oulu are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielisen Museum and Old Mine Mining Museum. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Joensuu and see Joensuu Church, which is approximately 1h 05 min away.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli Shop Retkitupa, Joensuu Church, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Leppavirta Church.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In May in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leppavirta Church, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then cruise along Puumalan Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

Plan trip to Mikkeli with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Puumala, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salpa Line Museum and Linden Esplanade. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Ankkapurha Culture Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Main Building of Military School, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation maker .

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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