31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Okrafor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Katajanokka, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's more to do: shop like a local with Photographic Centre Peri and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Laukko Manor and Galleria Rongafor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Pori Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Yyteri Beach (in Pori), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, and take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Pori, Ahvenisto Activity Park, Laukko Manor, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Tikanoja Art Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

Discover how to plan a Levi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vaasa in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Snowman World Igloo Hotel make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: stop by LAURI, see Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planning site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, stroll through Malonsaari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puumala wooden church, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Imatra driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Kummakivi Boulder
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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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. Escape the urban bustle at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Arboretum Mustila. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach Mansikkalahti and Lehman. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Hiidenvuori in Iitti--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Merila.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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