12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1.5 hours. In April, Helsinki is cooler than Tehran - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Rajamarket, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online attractions planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip builder.

Getting from Kuopio to Saariselka by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuopio in April, with highs in Saariselka at 3°C and lows at -6°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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 27th (Fri), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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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.
On the 29th (Sun), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku holiday maker app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in April, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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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."