22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Helsinki is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Cathedral of Porvoo
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rauma online day trip planner .

Drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Bonk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get a sense of the local culture at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle and then explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kolovesi National Park, Linnansaari National Park
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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 4th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in June, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 57°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Snow Village, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land and then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Levi are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You've now added Outdoors Oulu Oy to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, stroll through Nallikari Beach, and then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, enjoy the sea views from Marjaniemi Lighthouse, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally take an exotic tour of Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Levi to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Marjaniemi Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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