16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

5
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 Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

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You can drive from Tampere to Rantasalmi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions planning app .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Plan trip to Muonio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Muonio when traveling from Rovaniemi in April, with lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saariselka to Mustasaari. Traveling from Saariselka in April, things will get a bit warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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