33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jalavan Kauppa and Julma Olkky. Get outdoors at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder app.

Atlanta, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Kuusamo 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 4th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Levi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari visit planner.

You can drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Kauppahalli. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Luovon Puoji and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Raahe Museum in Raahe, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oulu day trip planning website.

Getting from Inari to Oulu by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pori Art Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere travel route app.

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 16:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Turku Castle and Automobile Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Naantali Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma), Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

Plan a Turku trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linden Esplanade and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Let the collections at Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner.

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

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Forsblom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Lapinlahti, and visit Katajanokka.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."