16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 31st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 1st (Mon): examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere driving holiday app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa holiday site.

You can drive from Tampere to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. April in Vaasa sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

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

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park. Visiting Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. The adventure continues: catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Koli National Park, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

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."