49 days in Finland Itinerary

49 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Tampere — 7 nights

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Museo Militaria), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey planner.

Exeter, UK to Tampere is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
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Turku — 7 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Mustasaari.
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Mustasaari — 2 nights

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oulu.
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Oulu — 5 nights

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, don't miss a visit to Kierikkikeskus, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planning app.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Oulu in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.
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Levi — 2 nights

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 24th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website.

You can drive from Oulu to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Oulu in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.
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Kuusamo — 4 nights

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuusamo attractions site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.
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Koli National Park — 7 nights

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotka.
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Kotka — 6 nights

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 8 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 34 minutes away). Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online journey builder.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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