13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Haihara Art Centre and Galleria Ronga. Take a break from the city and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning website.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Tampere is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Tampere, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in April, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 19th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa road trip website.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip website.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vaasa in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Levi (Elan Ski Shop & Rental & Icekarting Levi) and Samiland (in Sirkka).

Plan my day in Akaslompolo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Artisaani. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Katajanokka, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Akaslompolo in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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."