31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive + 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 ARTag Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Okra. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stop by Katajanokka.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. 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 18°C and lows about 7°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
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. 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.

For more things to do, 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 take a bus. 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 catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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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 Galleria Rongafor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Pori (Pori Art Museum & Yyteri Beach). Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, and stop by Keittioelamaa.

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Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pori, Ahtari Zoo, Ahvenisto, Laukko Manor, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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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, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 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) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. The adventure continues: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi trip app.

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's much more to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°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
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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 Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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) to allow enough 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
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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.
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 Puumalan Lake, 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 ratings, other places to visit, maps, 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

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 Beach Mansikkalahti and Lehman. Escape the urban bustle at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Arboretum Mustila. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Iitti to see Hiidenvuori about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Merila, and walk around Riverside Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip website.

You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, 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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