29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Train
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield & Turku Castle) and Naantali Old Town (in Naantali). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 7.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in May, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 22:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): soothe aching muscles at Rukaland and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then stroll through Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in May, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Visiting Juutua Nature Trail and Lapland Safaris Saariselka will get you outdoors. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

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Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and KuruYoga Levi. Escape the urban bustle at Lapland Safaris Levi and Seven Fells Up. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Isokuru. Escape the urban bustle at Ranua Zoo and Auttikongas. Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then get outside with Superpark Oulu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then engage your brain at Tietomaa.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Pori.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Pori takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Pori sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna. Change things up with a short trip to Pihamaa Estate & Winery in Asikkala (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and stop by Hameenkatu.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere route planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."