31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Espoo
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Espoo
— 4 nights
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Naantali
— 9 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 11 nights
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Espoo

— 4 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Arctic Expedition. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Espoo: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Raseborg (Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen & Ekenas Archipelago National Park).

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Melbourne, Australia to Espoo is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Espoo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Naantali

— 9 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Do your shopping at Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joella. Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and The Archipelago Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naantali: Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse, Automobile Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take in the waterfront activity at Katanpaa, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naantali online tour planner.

Getting from Espoo to Naantali by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. May in Naantali sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 15:

Mariehamn

— 4 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Visit Bomarsund and The Maritime Quarter for their historical value. Aland Maritime Museum and Kobba Klintar will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Mariehamn's surroundings by going to Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Leklandet). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, try to win big at PAF Casino, admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Naantali to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Helsinki

— 11 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 outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Evo Hiking Area. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Riverside Park, &more), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Porvoo (Castle Hill & Cathedral of Porvoo). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 30:

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."