55 days in Finland Itinerary

55 days in Finland Itinerary

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55 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Mariehamn
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 15 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Oulu
— 10 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Joensuu
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Puumala
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

6
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Get a sense of the local culture at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum and The Aland Island Art Museum. Visit The Maritime Quarter and Bomarsund for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mariehamn: Leklandet (in Eckero) and Getabergen (in Geta). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and make a trip to Aalands Parliament.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn road trip planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Mariehamn is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Mariehamn is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect nights in Mariehamn to be slightly colder, around 5°C, while days are much colder, around 15°C. You will leave for Vaasa on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aland Island, Eckero, Sund, Getabergen, Antikbutiken
Find places to stay May 6 — 13:
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Room Escape Games
Getabergen ©
Getabergen
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

15
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and Vaasa Car & Motor Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mustasaaren kirkko and Neristan (Old Wooden Town). Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Isokyro (Kyr0 Distillery Company & Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko), Kokkola (K.H. Renlund Museum, Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, & more) and Seinajoki (Aalto Center of Seinajoki & Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo). There's much more to do: look and learn at Meteoriihi, examine the collection at Terranova, stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta, and don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Vaasa in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kokkola, Mustasaari, Kristiinankaupunki, Pietarsaari, Isokyro
Find places to stay May 13 — 28:
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Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

10
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Appreciate the collections at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo and Raahe Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Rokuan Kansallispuisto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Hailuoto (Luovon Puoji & Marjaniemi Lighthouse), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) & Kemi Church). On the 6th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oulu tour planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Oulu are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tornio, Kemi, Hailuoto, Haukipudas Church, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

16
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visit Pikkukirkko and Joensuu Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Koli Nature Centre Ukko and Pielisen Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Punkaharju (Punkaharju Ridge & Johanna Oras Art Gallery), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Kuopio (Vainolanniemi, RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, & more). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Utra Beach, examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Joensuu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Kuopio, Koli National Park, Lieksa, Kerimaki
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Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

6
nights
Puumala

Puumala ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and St. George Church. Let the collections at Liehtalanniemen museotila and Woikosken tehdasmuseo capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Puumala side-trips: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Juva (Museum Juvan & Rapio Mill).

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puumala travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Puumala in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puumala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Juva, Anttola Church, Linnansaari National Park, St. George Church, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

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