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
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
7
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, thenadmire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, thenwander 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 10-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 °C and lows at °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
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Room Escape Games

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

1
night
Vaasa

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

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
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, thenwalk around Ainolan Puisto, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

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Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °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
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Feelapland will get you outdoors. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

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

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, thentrek 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 take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, thensee 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 °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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, thendon'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 travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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