16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In April, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. April in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Mustasaari in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planning app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. April in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi 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 by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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