12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Turku
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi International Airport

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Okra. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then play a few rounds at Tapiola Golf.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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 3rd (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in April: high temperatures in Inari hover around 3°C and lows are around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning website.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka.

You can plan Kuusamo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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 8th (Mon), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in April: high temperatures in Turku hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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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."