32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Vitoria
Fly:  25 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
7
Tampere
— 5 nights
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
Drive + 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Vitoria, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In May, Helsinki is cooler than Vitoria - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, thenexamine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenwalk around Riverside Park, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and Pikkukirkko. Step out of Savonlinna with an excursion to Linnansaari National Park in Rantasalmi--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and shop like a local with Johanna Oras Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 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, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inari route planning tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in May; daily highs in Inari reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive 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 ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Pentik Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Riisitunturi National Park in Posio, approximately Posio away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. 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 Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hiekka Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, you will find days in Tampere are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Parola, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Ahtari Zoo, Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 5th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenhead off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenbrush 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, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thentake a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tampere to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, make a trip to Naantali Church, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

1
night
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of EKTA museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, and finally walk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Raseborg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Raseborg takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Raseborg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Snappertunan kirkko
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
EKTA museum ©
EKTA museum
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

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