36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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36 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Tampere
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Riimikko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with ARTag Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip maker .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marian Kirkko and St. John's Church. Do your shopping at MyGoodKnife and Art Centre Salmela. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina), Hamina (Hamina Town Hall & Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral) and Malonsaari (in Imatra). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Imatra, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Taipalsaaren kirkko
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Tohmajarven kirkko. Head to Taito Shop Savonlinna and Savonlinna Market Squarefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Salpa Line (in Kerimaki), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju, Kolovesi National Park, Tohmajarven kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Head to Luovon Puoji and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskusfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Kauppahalli and Oulu Cathedral. There's much more to do: stroll through Nallikari Beach, experience the excitement of Oulu Climbing Centre, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the ancient world of Kierikkikeskus.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu itinerary planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in May, expect nights in Oulu to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Luovon Puoji
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Kierikkikeskus ©
Kierikkikeskus

1
night
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Jalavan Kauppa.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taivalkoski online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Taivalkoski takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Taivalkoski can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kiutakongas Rapids and Ruka. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Karhunkierros, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo online travel planner .

You can drive from Taivalkoski to Kuusamo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Korouoma Canyon
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Muonio (Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi planning website .

Fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Powerpark. Get some historical perspective at Mustasaaren kirkko and Neristan (Old Wooden Town). Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Spend a day of island exploring on the 6th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Powerpark, Saltkaret, Arctic Museum Nanoq
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 9th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rauma are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Nagu Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Bengtskar Lighthouse. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Nagu Church, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Korpo Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere Cathedral and Petajavesi Old Church will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laukko Manor and Keittioelamaa. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Paijatsalo Trail, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
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Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
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