20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 3 nights

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Runeberg Park, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker app.

Fukuoka, Japan to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Fukuoka in April, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Kotka, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and German Soldier s Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 18th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Saariselka trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Inari travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Inari sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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