22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ranua
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pukstaavi. Museum-lovers will get to explore Veturimuseo and Postal Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Hame Castle & Hameenlinna Church). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Pukstaavi, Rapola Ridge, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Veturimuseo
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally see the interesting displays at Eckerö Post & tullhus. On the next day, get your game on at Leklandet, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then examine the collection at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn holiday tool .

Getting from Tampere to Mariehamn by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Island, Leklandet
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
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 Old Rauma will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo (in Ypaja), Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio) and Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki (in Rauma). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylion Kirkkokari, Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, then make a trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in May; daily highs in Inari reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Samiland and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Sodankyla and Enontekio Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Snow Village (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Kittila, Enontekio Church
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ranua itinerary planning app .

Getting from Levi to Ranua by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Sat), savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Parikkalan kirkko, view the masterpieces at Retretti Art Centre, then take in the history at Salpa Line, and finally get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel planner.

Getting from Ranua to Savonlinna by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Parikkalan kirkko, Salpa Line
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Ylamaa Gem Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, get engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Rautjarven kirkko, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Savitaipale Church, Ylamaa Gem Society
Highlights from your plan
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sippola church, contemplate the long history of Kyminlinna Fortress, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, examine the collection at Loviisa Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Hamina Fortress, examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola, Loviisa Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Visit The Aalto House and Johannes Church for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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