22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Palkaneen Kirkko, thentake in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in May, plan for little chillier nights in Tampere, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hame Castle, Palkaneen Kirkko
Highlights from your plan
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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 discover tucked-away gems like Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, visit Naantali Old Town, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
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 14th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenstroll around Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Bomarsund, and finally steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip builder tool.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. May in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Salis Batteri
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
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 16th (Sat), stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenappreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: get all the information you need at Riihisaari, make a trip to Salpa Line, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Salpa Line
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Repovesi National Park and Lappeenranta Fortress. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele), Salpa Line Hiking Trail (in Virolahti) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rautjarven kirkko, Repovesi National Park, Salpa Line Hiking Trail, Imatra Waterfall, Marian Kirkko
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Keimiotunturi Fell. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pakasaivo (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lappeenranta in May; daily highs in Levi reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 24th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sapokka Water Garden and Hakaniemi Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Isopuisto Park), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Kankurin Tupa, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Maternal Love Sculpture (Aidinrakkaus).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Heureka
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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