16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly:  17 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: San Diego

5
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 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from San Diego to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 47°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

1
night
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 (Sun): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku online vacation planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Levi vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 38°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Adventure

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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