36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Levi
— 3 nights
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
8
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
9
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
10
Kouvola
— 5 nights

4
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, admire the masterpieces at Galerie Anhava, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in April, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Kimito Island

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 °C and lows of °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

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

4
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 Tulliniemi Nature Path. Visit Turku Castle and Kuusisto Manor for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pernio (Teijo National Park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trips

Hanko, Pernio, Kuusisto Manor
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori Art Museum (in Pori) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, get engrossed in the history at Hiekka Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

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 °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Inari

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 58 minutes 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 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 °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Muonio
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

2
nights
Oulu

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 Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get in touch with nature at Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, get curious at Tietomaa, and appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Luovon Puoji, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Raahe Museum
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Ruka and Julma Olkky. Explore hidden gems such as Jalavan Kauppa and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Oulu in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

3
nights
Savonlinna

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

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to 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 °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki, Lammassaari Island, Siikalahti Wetland
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

5
nights
Kouvola

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 Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Beach Mansikkalahti) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). 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 °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum, Art Centre Salmela, Bunker Museum
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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