31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Okrafor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, get a taste of the local shopping with ARTag Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In May, Helsinki is colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 Turun Taidehalli.

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 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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. Take a break from the city and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Yyteri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Pori Art Museum (in Pori), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) 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, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, and take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre.

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 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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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, then sample 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 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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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 Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort 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 11°C and lows are around 1°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 · Tours

Side Trips

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Safaris and Santa Claus Village. Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Napapiirin Porofarmi. And it doesn't end there: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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 Paha-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and hike along Makravaara Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, you will find days in Koli National Park are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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, then trek along Malonsaari, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Puumala, Lake Saimaa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Puumala wooden church, then take 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 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Puumala, Lake Saimaa ©
Puumala, Lake Saimaa
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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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 Beach Mansikkalahti. 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, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Merila, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

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 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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

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