33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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33 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17​h
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Jalavan Kauppa and Julma Olkky. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Juuma to see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour itinerary maker .

Atlanta, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Kuusamo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in May; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 50°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Jalavan Kauppa
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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 4th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Raahe Museum and Kauppahalli. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Luovon Puoji and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Go for a jaunt from Oulu to Yli-Ii to see Kierikki Stone Age Centre about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip builder tool .

You can drive from Inari to Oulu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Luovon Puoji
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Laukko Manor and Villa Mairea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ahtari Zoo and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Pori Art Museum). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Ahtari Zoo, Laukko Manor, Villa Mairea, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Let the collections at Turku Castle and Automobile Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo national park (in Pernio), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Ruokapuoti Lumo, Naantali Church, Teijo National Park, Automobile Museum
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
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. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Beach Mansikkalahti. Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of St. John's Church.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahti. Venture out of the city with trips to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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