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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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Tampere
— 5 nights
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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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Riimikko. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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3
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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Shop till you drop at Art Centre Salmela and MyGoodKnife. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Malonsaari (in Imatra), Hamina (Hamina Town Hall, St. John's Church, &more) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta vacation planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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 Pikkukirkko. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taito Shop Savonlinna and Savonlinna Market Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Salpa Line (in Kerimaki) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Kierikkikeskus and Oulu Climbing Centre. Shop till you drop at Kauppahalli and Luovon Puoji. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Savonlinna in May, plan for slightly colder days in Oulu, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Jalavan Kauppa.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taivalkoski trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Taivalkoski takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Taivalkoski are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 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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Highlights from your trip

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruka and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Korouoma Canyon in Posio, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip maker website.

You can drive from Taivalkoski to Kuusamo in an hour. In May in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Levi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Neristan (Old Wooden Town). Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Powerpark (in Harma). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, hit the slopes at Ojberget, and see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Vaasa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, and then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rauma trip site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Rauma, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Bengtskar Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Kauppakeskus Myllyfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Shop till you drop at Laukko Manor and Keittioelamaa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, trek along Paijatsalo Trail, and stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere vacation maker.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."