16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Helsinki is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see what you can catch with VMB Fishing, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): hike along The Archipelago Trail, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get outside with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 14th (Wed): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 16th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Kuusamo. Traveling from Mustasaari in April, expect Kuusamo to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 18th (Sun): stroll through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum. On the next day, explore the activities along Pielinen, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kuusamo in April since evenings lows in Koli National Park dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. On the 20th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, take in panoramic vistas at Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Hamina Town Hall, then admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."