15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Pori
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feelapland and Santa Claus Office. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route tool.

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get outside with Karhunkierros, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Kuusamo to Sotkamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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Koli National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

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Imatra

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 25th (Thu): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Imatra trip maker website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Imatra to Pori in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

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Helsinki

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website.

You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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