16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Inari
— 1 day
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and visit Katajanokka.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

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. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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 8°C during the day and -1°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

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
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, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then pause 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 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Inari

— 1 day
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 3°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
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 3°C and lows of -4°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 · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

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

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Koli National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park with the Route module. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Kotka

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take 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, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then admire 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 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."