36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  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
Drive:  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
Drive:  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. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). 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, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 ©
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.
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 Hamina (Hamina Town Hall, St. John's Church, &more), Malonsaari (in Imatra) 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

Side Trips

Hamina, Imatra, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Art Centre Salmela, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Taipalsaaren kirkko ©
Taipalsaaren kirkko

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 Pikkukirkko. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taito Shop Savonlinna and Savonlinna Market Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Salpa Line (in Kerimaki). 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. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. 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

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki, 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. 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

Side Trip

Luovon Puoji
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikkikeskus ©
Kierikkikeskus
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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. 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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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruka and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online road trip planner.

You can drive from Taivalkoski to Kuusamo in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Muonio (Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

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 ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

3
nights
Vaasa

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 Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala. Visit Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Mustasaaren kirkko for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Powerpark (in Harma) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). The adventure continues: make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, hit the slopes at Ojberget, and browse the collection at Seinajoki Library.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark, Seinajoki Library, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

2
nights
Rauma

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, thenexamine the collection at Marela Museum House, thenget 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

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.
Turku Castle and Nagu Church 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), Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) 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

Side Trips

Nagu Church, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Bengtskar Lighthouse, Korpo Church, Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). 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

Side Trips

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