16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
8
Kotka
— 2 nights

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and Hakaniemi Market. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and stop by Artisaani.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site.

San Diego, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Diego to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 47°F and 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©

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 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stroll around Nasi Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere vacation planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday maker app.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in April, with highs in Levi at 38°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari visit planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Inari sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Pikkukirkko, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online tour planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, you will find days in Savonlinna are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Kotka

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 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, and then head off the coast to Haapasaari Island. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip maker.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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