29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 4 nights
7
Pori
— 1 night
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Posio, Luosto Adventures
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, thenget 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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jemes Sport, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Sarestoniemi Museum, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, thenpause 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, thensee 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 °F, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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 Paaskylahden kirkko are in your itinerary. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at S/S Salama, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

Plan my day in Savonlinna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Oulu to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Punkaharju, St. George Church, Heinaveden kirkko, Leppavirta Church, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, thensteep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, thenexamine 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, thensee the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, thenbrush 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 °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Salis Batteri, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm - Open-air Museum, Antikbutiken, Getabergen
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm - Open-air Museum ©
Kastelholm - Open-air Museum

4
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 Uusikaupunki Old Church. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Bonk Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

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 °F and lows of °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

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Kultaranta Garden, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
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, thentour 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 °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 bus; or take a train. June in Tampere sees daily highs of °F and lows of °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

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Maritime Centre Vellamo). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, 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 °F during the day and °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

Side Trips

Kotka, Heureka, Arboretum Mustila, Castle Hill
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum