16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
7
Kotka
— 2 nights

2
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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, stop by Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip app.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. In April, Helsinki is colder than Mumbai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Tampere travel planner.

You can 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 °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, thensample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 16th (Tue), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari day trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vaasa in April, with highs in Inari at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 17th (Wed), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. April in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park. In April, daytime highs in Koli National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, thentake an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, thenidentify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and finally take a stroll through Hamina Old Town.

Discover how to plan a Kotka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Loviisan kirkko
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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