14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Aurlahti Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. 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, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

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

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Inari

— 1 night
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
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

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 Luosto Adventures. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
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

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Vaasa

— 1 night
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 · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 · Spas · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Kotka

— 2 nights
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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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."