12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 12th (Fri), stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip builder .

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In April, Savonlinna is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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