29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Sodankyla and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luosto Adventures and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Pentik Hill). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, cast your line with a fishing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Knoxville, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Knoxville to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Knoxville in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 51°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Jemes Sport, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi itinerary 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 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online holiday builder.

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Olavinlinna Castle and Heinaveden kirkko. Popular historic sites such as Savonlinna Cathedral and St. George Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Savonlinna to go to Leppavirta and see Leppavirta Church, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at Antikbutiken, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn day trip planning site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Turku

— 4 nights
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 Martinkirkko. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Bonk Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Uusikaupunki Old Church). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Finlayson Church are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church), Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Hameenlinna Art Museum, &more) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Maritime Centre Vellamo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's lots more to do: stop by Katajanokka, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and view the masterpieces at Okra.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."