29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
7
Kuopio
— 2 nights
8
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
9
Kotka
— 3 nights
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenexamine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku online vacation maker.

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 °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Visavuori and Petajavesi Old Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parola, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, see the interesting displays at Terranova, thensee the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour website.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vaasa in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around °C, while lows dip to °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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, thenstroll around Hupisaaret Park, thensee the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

4
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Joensuu Church (in Joensuu). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Oulu to Koli National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli Shop Retkitupa, Old Mine Mining Museum, Joensuu Church
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere 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 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, thenenjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Leppavirta Church.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuopio tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. May in Kuopio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki. On your second day here, cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, thentake a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip maker.

You can drive from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puumala, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

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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. Get a sense of the local culture at Linden Esplanade and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). There's much more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planning tool.

Getting from Mikkeli to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Main Building of Military School, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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