34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

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Hanko
— 1 day
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Sotkamo
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Hanko

— 1 day
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanko holiday builder website.

Tallinn, Estonia to Hanko is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally look for gifts at Patakirppis.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Asikkala (Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, &more) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). There's much more to do: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Haralanharju Tower.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 8th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: visit Ounasjoki - River for activities, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi travel planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Hossa National Park (in Suomussalmi). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at Rukaland, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get outside with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Sotkamo

— 1 night
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 13th (Thu), head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, Honkaniemi Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Rautavaara (Venajanhiekka & Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto) and Tahkovuori (Tahko Farmi & Tahko Spa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kotka.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Kotka

— 4 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Tykkimaen Sauna, &more), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuopio to Kotka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Lohja and see Aurlahti Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

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."