29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  29 h
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kauppahalli and Luovon Puoji. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Raahe Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nallikari Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip website.

Adelaide, Australia to Oulu is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Oulu, you'll gain 7.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in April: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Luovon Puoji, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Sampo Icebreaker, Raahe Museum
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Ruka and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jalavan Kauppa and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids and explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip builder.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Oulu in April, with lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Jalavan Kauppa
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Icekarting Levi. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages in Muonio, about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Laukko Manor and Galleria Rongafor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Step off the beaten path and head to Pori Art Museum and Teijo National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Ruokapuoti Lumo, Pori Art Museum, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

3
nights
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. Step out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Hiidenvuori. Explore hidden gems such as Linden Esplanade and Beach Mansikkalahti. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka vacation maker tool.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenvuori
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, thenstop by MyGoodKnife, and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra online journey planner.

Getting from Kotka to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Siikalahti Wetland
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Okra. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa), Nasin Kartanon Galleria (in Porvoo) and Raseborg (Raseborg Castle & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Lapinlahti, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with ARTag Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Raseborg, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Nasin Kartanon Galleria, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Fagervik Museum
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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