32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vitoria
Fly:  25​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Raseborg
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Vitoria

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner .

Vitoria, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vitoria to Helsinki is 5 hours. In May, Helsinki is much colder than Vitoria - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola vacation site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Escape the urban bustle at Kolovesi National Park and Linnansaari National Park. Go for a jaunt from Savonlinna to Punkaharju to see Johanna Oras Art Gallery about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Inari

On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Inari travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Inari is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Muonio
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiutakongas Rapids and Riisitunturi National Park. Visiting Safaris and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Posio and see Pentik Hill, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuusamo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Take a break from the city and head to Ahtari Zoo and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Parola (Holy Cross Church & Parola Tank Museum) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parola, Ahtari Zoo, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn day trip planning app .

Getting from Tampere to Mariehamn by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Old Rauma, & more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Church, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Archipelago National Park. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
night
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ekenas Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Raseborg journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Raseborg takes an hour. In June in Raseborg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raseborg

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Snappertunan kirkko
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen ©
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
Ekenas Museum ©
Ekenas Museum
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

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