13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Riga

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Mon), stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online journey builder .

Riga, Latvia to Tampere is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riga in April, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. In April in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Akaslompolo in April, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Photographic Centre Peri ©
Photographic Centre Peri

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Katajanokka. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, stop by Artisaani, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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