22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Tampa, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vitikkala Manor and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Visiting Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Riihiniemen Uimaranta will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Evo Hiking Area in Hameenlinna (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. Let the collections at Stundars Museum and Arctic Museum Nanoq capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, head outdoors with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip website.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): stroll through Venajanhiekka, then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo holiday planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uhrihalkeama and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. The adventure continues: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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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. Linden Esplanade and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, explore the activities along Huutjarvi Lake, and kick back and relax at Aijanniemi Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour builder tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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