31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
8
Imatra
— 2 nights
9
Kotka
— 3 nights

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. Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with ARTag Gallery, stop by Katajanokka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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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. Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Teijo National Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town and shop like a local with Photographic Centre Peri.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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 Keittioelamaafor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Yyteri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Pori Art Museum (in Pori) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, and examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, thensample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yllas Ski Resort and Levi Ski Resort. Take a break from the city and head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vaasa in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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.
Kids will enjoy Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's much more to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Visiting Ukko-Koli and Akka-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and hike along Makravaara Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough 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
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, thentrek along Malonsaari, thenkick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Puumalan Lake, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Puumala wooden church, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Imatra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive 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. Bring the kids along to Linden Esplanade and Lehman. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Iitti to see Hiidenvuori about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Merila, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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