36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ivalo
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Kouvola
— 5 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport

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4
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Helsinki

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Mexico City to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mexico City in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Kimito Island

On the 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Oro ©
Wildlife Area
Oro
4.7
Soderlangvik Gard
Art Museum
Soderlangvik Gard
4.5

4
nights
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 Tulliniemi Nature Path. Visit Turku Castle and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy for their historical value. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, and admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning tool.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
Highlights from your trip
Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

4
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Museum-lovers will get to explore Laukko Manor and Pori Art Museum. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Yyteri Beach ©
Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

2
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Hippupuoti Gift Shop, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in May, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park
4.6
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Gold Prospector Museum
4.4

3
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Levi Ski Resort ©
Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
4.5

2
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kauppahalli and Raahe Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and engage your brain at Tietomaa.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu online day trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Oulu sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Raahe Museum ©
History Museum
Raahe Museum
4.7
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Specialty Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
4.2

3
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Ruka and Kiutakongas Rapids. Explore hidden gems such as Jalavan Kauppa and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip app.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Kuusamo, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8
Ruka ©
Ski Area
Ruka
4.4

3
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olavinlinna Castle and Salpa Line. Get some cultural insight at Johanna Oras Art Gallery and Kerimaki Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Lammassaari Island (in Imatra) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's lots more to do: stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in May: highs in Savonlinna hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Kerimaki Church ©
Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Art Centre Salmela and Mielakka Ski Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Beach Mansikkalahti). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Arboretum Mustila ©
Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7
Salpa Line Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum
5.0
Hiidenvuori ©
Geologic Formation
Hiidenvuori
4.4

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