11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kymenlaakso
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stop by Artek, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station. Keep things going the next day: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary tool.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in March, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kymenlaakso.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

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Kymenlaakso

Kymenlaakso is a region in Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and then walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kymenlaakso itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kymenlaakso in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kymenlaakso can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kymenlaakso

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kymenlaakso to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then look for gifts at Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuopio route maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Viherlandia, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla visit planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tammelantori, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere attractions planning app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

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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 7th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Uto, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku tour planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Mon), see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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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."