22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Raja Bhoj International Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Bhopal, India to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bhopal in April, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then ponder the design of Harmonia, and finally cast your line with VMB Fishing. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and go for a walk through Finlayson Area.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari holiday tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi with the Route module. Traveling from Mustasaari in April, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo driving holiday website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and Head underground at Pirunkirkko.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -2°C in Koli National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

Kotka

— 3 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. On the 27th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally walk around Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

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."