11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Hamina Fortress. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kotka travel planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Kotka is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in April, with highs in Kotka at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Terranova, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Vaasa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Akaslompolo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vaasa in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inari road trip tool.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Get some historical perspective at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Katajanokka, walk around The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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