19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Powerun Adventures in Kolari, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi online holiday planner.

San Antonio, USA to Levi is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Levi is 8 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in April, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around 38°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in April, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sotkamo visit planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Sotkamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Vaasa are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Tea Shop Veistrom.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 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 (Thu): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and finally walk around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Tykkimaen Sauna.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Helsinki

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Bellevue Beach) and Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, play a few rounds at Hirsala Golf, stop by Katajanokka, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:

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."