11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mikkeli
Drive
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Oulu
— 1 day
Drive
6
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
8
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
9
Kemijarvi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route tool.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In April, Helsinki is cooler than Doha - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. You'll set off for Lahti on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): ponder the design of Musical Fountain, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lahti tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lahti sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 8th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Oulu

— 1 day
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Oulu, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Oulu

Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 10th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Muonio trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Muonio by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Oulu in April, expect Muonio to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 11th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 4 hours. In April in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ranua Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route planning tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Kemijarvi

— 2 nights
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kemijarvi travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemijarvi in 1.5 hours. In April in Kemijarvi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."