22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kajaani Airport, Drive to Vuokatti
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Vuokatti
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 13 nights
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Loviisa

— 2 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Loviisa side-trips: Porvoo (Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum, Porvoo Old Town, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Loviisa trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Loviisa is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Loviisa is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Vuokatti

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Vuokatti Safaris, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vuokatti trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Loviisa to Vuokatti with the Route module. In May, Vuokatti is a bit cooler than Loviisa - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Suomussalmi

— 2 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then get outside with Hossan Lomakeskus. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Suomussalmen Kotiseutumuseo, brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti, and then don't miss a visit to The Silent People.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi online travel planner.

Getting from Vuokatti to Suomussalmi by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Ranua

— 3 nights
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Change things up with these side-trips from Ranua: Syote National Park (in Syote), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Pentik Hill). There's more to do: get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ranua travel route builder site.

Drive from Suomussalmi to Ranua in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 13 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Arctic Expedition (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Ranua to Helsinki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Kainuu travel guide

3.8
Theme Parks · Castles · Wildlife Areas
Kainuu is one of the 19 regions of Finland . Kainuu borders the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia and Northern Savonia. In the east, it also borders Russia.Boreal forest makes up most of the biome in Kainuu. The forest in Kainuu mostly consists of birches, pines and spruces. The atypical regional geography and landscape consist of lakes, hills and vast uninhabited forest areas.The largest lake in the region is the Oulujärvi, one of the largest lakes in Finland. Its shorelines, open waters and islands in Kainuu belong to the municipalities of Vaala, Paltamo and Kajaani.The highest point in Kainuu is the Iso Tuomivaara, located in the municipality of Hyrynsalmi. The regional climate is continental.Culturally Kainuu is part of larger Eastern-Finnish cultural heritage. The dialect of Kainuu is based on Savonian and Karelian dialects.MunicipalitiesThe region of Kainuu is made up of eight municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Kajaani sub-region: 23px Kajaani (37,664)23px Paltamo (3,493)23px Ristijärvi (1,356)23px Sotkamo (10,524) Kehys-Kainuu sub-region: 23px Hyrynsalmi (2,432)23px Kuhmo (8,820)23px Puolanka (2,784)23px Suomussalmi (8,342)

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