14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappajarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kokkola
— 1 night
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku travel route planning website.

Rovaniemi to Turku is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Turku, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski. On your second day here, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress and then explore the activities along Lake Saimaa.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi and then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

Find out how to plan Kuopio trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Kuopio sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku and then examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla route maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lappajarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Lappajarvi

— 1 night
Lappajärvi is a municipality in Finland in Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get outside with Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappajarvi journey website.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Lappajarvi takes 2.5 hours. April in Lappajarvi sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Lappajarvi

Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Kokkola

— 1 night
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and then see the interesting displays at K.H. Renlund Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kokkola, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lappajarvi to Kokkola in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kokkola

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planner.

You can drive from Kokkola to Levi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kokkola in April: highs in Levi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.1
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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South Karelia travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
South Karelia is a region of Finland. It borders the regions of Kymenlaakso, Southern Savonia and North Karelia, as well as Russia.Historical provinceFor history, geography and culture see: Finnish KareliaRegional CouncilThe Regional Council of South Karelia is a joint municipal authority of nine member municipalities. The Council operates as the authority for regional development and unit for regional planning and looks after regional interests and to promote economic development and cultural well-being in South Karelia. The Council has a statutory responsibility for regional development and planning.The EU’s regional Objective Programmes for South Karelia have partly been prepared in the Council as it also implements and coordinates various projects. The Council is also represented in several international organisations, such as AEBR.MunicipalitiesThe region of South Karelia is made up of nine municipalities, of which two have city status (marked in bold).Imatra Sub-region: Imatra (28,219)Parikkala (5,509)Rautjärvi (3,682)Ruokolahti (5,507) Lappeenranta Sub-region: Lappeenranta (72,658)Lemi (3,130)Luumäki (4,992)Savitaipale (3,729)Taipalsaari (4,826)

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Southern Savonia travel guide

4.1
Castles · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Southern Savonia is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders on the regions Pohjois-Savo, North Karelia, South Karelia, Päijät-Häme, and Central Finland. The total area of Southern Savonia is 18,768.33 km2, with a population of 153,738 .Southern Savonia is located in the heart of the Finnish lake district, and contains Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. The two major towns in the region are Mikkeli and Savonlinna.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: SavoniaMunicipalitiesSouthern Savonia includes 14 municipalities listed below . Enonkoski Heinävesi Hirvensalmi Joroinen Juva Kangasniemi Mikkeli Mäntyharju Pertunmaa Pieksämäki Puumala Rantasalmi Savonlinna Sulkava

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Northern Savonia travel guide

4.1
Observation Decks · Specialty Museums · Government Buildings

Central Finland travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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Southern Ostrobothnia travel guide

3.8
Zoos · Theme Parks · Shopping Malls

Central Ostrobothnia travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Events · Art Museums
Central Ostrobothnia is a region in Finland. It borders to the regions Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Central Finland and Southern Ostrobothnia.MunicipalitiesThe region of Central Ostrobothnia is made up of eight municipalities, of which two have city status (marked in bold).Kaustinen sub-region: Halsua (1,250)Kaustinen (4,266)Lestijärvi (842)Perho (2,923)Toholampi (3,480)Veteli (3,396) Kokkola sub-region: Kannus (5,733)Kokkola (46,714)

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Lapland travel guide

4
Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.