43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 4 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Knock, Ireland to Turku is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Knock to Turku is 2 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Kyro Distillery Company (in Isokyro). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, test your problem-solving skills at Makeitout, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Kotka

— 4 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, walk around Sibelius Park, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and visit Linden Esplanade.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

Mikkeli

— 4 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Johanna Oras Art Gallery (in Punkaharju), Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more) and Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Neitvuori, see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, and get your bearings at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, walk around Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, explore and take pictures at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi trip site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."