26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Koli Nature Centre Ukko and Joensuu Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen and Utra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Koli National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In April, Koli National Park is a bit cooler than St. Petersburg - with highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
4.7

3
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Raahe Museum and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nallikari Beach and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Marjaniemi Lighthouse in Hailuoto (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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History Museum
Raahe Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
4.2

3
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Get some cultural insight at German Soldier s Cemetery and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see Santa Claus Office.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Art Museum
Sarestoniemi Museum
4.6
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History Museum
Samiland
3.1
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Cross-country Ski Area
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
4.5

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then examine the collection at Stundars Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vaasa, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Specialty Museum
Stundars Museum
4.5

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Hiekka Art Museum and Tampere City Library, Metso are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Military Museum
The Parola Armour Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
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Art Museum
Hiekka Art Museum
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Louhisaari Manor
4.8
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maritime Centre Vellamo and Linden Esplanade. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wolkoff House Museum and Hamina Town Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Lappeenranta (Lappeenrannan raatihuone & Lappeen Marian kirkko). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, walk around Riverside Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0
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Specialty Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo
4.6
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History Museum
Wolkoff House Museum
4.4

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and Finnish Aviation Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) in Tuusula, approximately Tuusula away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Neighborhood
Katajanokka
4.3