28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kotka

— 4 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. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, approximately Kouvola away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kotka online journey builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:

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, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Mon), take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): 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 other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo online trip maker.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In April, Kuusamo is little chillier than Koli National Park - with highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Lapland Safaris Levi, then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online road trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Levi to Mustasaari. April in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll around Nasi Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere journey maker site.

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

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 24th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, trek along The Archipelago Trail, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 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."