15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Vaasa
— 1 day
Train
7
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
8
Turku
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

1
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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 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, make a trip to St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

1
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vaasa vacation maker app.

Fly from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Levi in April, you will find days in Vaasa are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation maker app.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

2
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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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

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."