33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17 h
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive:  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. 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: see the interesting displays 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

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Jalavan Kauppa
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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.
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 identify plant and animal life 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 travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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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. 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 fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; 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 travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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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
Oulu

Oulu ©
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 Nallikari Beach and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, and stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Luovon Puoji, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Raahe Museum
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laukko Manor. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Pori Art Museum (in Pori) and Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum, and look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip site.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Laukko Manor, Ahtari Zoo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Villa Mairea
Find places to stay May 10 — 16:
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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.
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: Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma) 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

Side Trips

Hanko, Automobile Museum, Ruokapuoti Lumo, Naantali Church, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:
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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), identify plant and animal life 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

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linden Esplanade and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Let the collections at Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kimito Island to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Bunker Museum
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

6
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 Temppeliaukio Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Okra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa), Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and stop by Ullanlinna.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Fagervik Museum
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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