22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
7
Levi
— 3 nights
8
Turku
— 2 nights
9
Tampere
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and stop by Pien Shop & Bar.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Room Escape Games

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Kotka

Kotka ©
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santalahti Nature Trail and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Ruotsinpyhtaa to see Stromforsin Ruukki about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at Fuksinpuisto Park, head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, and stroll around Riverside Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka visit planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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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 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Koli National Park travel route planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Ruka.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kuusamo holiday app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in May; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inari itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Inari sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

3
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Icekarting Levi and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 6th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

Discover how to plan a Levi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in May: high temperatures in Turku hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally walk around Nasi Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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