22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Levi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

2
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Porvoo Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Cathedral of Porvoo about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
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Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Haapasaari Island and Ankkapurha Culture Park. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Stromforsin ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and admire the natural beauty at Fuksinpuisto Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ankkapurha Culture Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip builder tool .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in May, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

2
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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then 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 5th (Sat): experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm and then get outside with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in May; daily highs in Turku reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll through Nasi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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