15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kittila
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 4th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Rovaniemi. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Kittila

— 3 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Kittila with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Kittila road trip website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Inari

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Lake Inari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Fly from Kittila to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Escape the urban bustle at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in April, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."