13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online holiday planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (47°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Koli National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the next day, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in May, things will get little chillier in Kuusamo: highs are around 50°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."