16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

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 striking features of Aleksanterin Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere online trip itinerary maker.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Rantasalmi

— 1 night
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Tampere to Rantasalmi in 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Rantasalmi can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park route planner.

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

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): 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 make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Muonio

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Muonio online trip maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in April, expect little chillier with lows of -7°C in Muonio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 4 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 enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Mustasaari with the Route module. In April, Mustasaari is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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."