29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Knoxville

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Popular historic sites such as Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery are in your itinerary. Museum - Gallery Alariesto and Pentik Hill will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto Adventures (in Luosto) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Knoxville, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Knoxville to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Knoxville in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 51°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Posio, Luosto Adventures
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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 25th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Sarestoniemi Museum, shop like a local with Jemes Sport, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi road trip app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Jemes Sport, Sarestoniemi Museum, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, walk around Hupisaaret Park, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip maker site .

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Oulu are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Do your shopping at Taito Shop Savonlinna and Savonlinna Market Square. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi) and Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Savonlinna using our trip planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Punkaharju, St. George Church, Heinaveden kirkko, Kerimaki Church, Leppavirta Church
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antikbutiken, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Salis Batteri, Getabergen, Antikbutiken, Kastelholm - Open-air Museum
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm - Open-air Museum ©
Kastelholm - Open-air Museum

4
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 Forum Marinum Maritime Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum, Uusikaupunki Old Church, &more). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and stroll through Kultaranta Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kultaranta Garden
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

4
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 Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Hameenlinna Art Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©

6
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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahti. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Maritime Centre Vellamo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Castle Hill, Heureka, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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