14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 1 night
7
Kotka
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Aurlahti Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Gustaf II Adolf Diet in 1616, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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Inari

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 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Church of Sodankyla. Get a sense of the local culture at German Soldier s Cemetery and Forestry Museum of Lapland. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 20th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo day trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip planner.

Drive from Sotkamo to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

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Kotka

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 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Aijanniemi Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Lehman ©
Lehman
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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