15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Bus
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Train
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Imatra
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London Heathrow

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit Linden Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, then stroll around Riverside Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

Start your trip to Kotka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Kotka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

1
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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Lappeen Marian kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Imatra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Kotka to Imatra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April in Imatra, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

2
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi journey builder website.

Drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, shop like a local with Galleria Joella, and work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in April, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning site.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

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."