16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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 23rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Fuksinpuisto Park, then visit Linden Esplanade, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kotka, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Diego, USA to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Diego in April: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 45°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Fuksinpuisto Park ©
Fuksinpuisto Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), hike along Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then stroll through Ruka.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuusamo online day trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Koli National Park in April: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 37°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi online vacation maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari sightseeing planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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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 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in May, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, have some family-friendly fun at Flying Cinema Tour Of Helsinki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then walk around Sibelius Monument, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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