29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  29​h
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Raahe Museum and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Visiting Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip site .

Adelaide, Australia to Oulu is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in April; daily highs in Oulu reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Kiutakongas Rapids and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jalavan Kauppa and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker app .

Take a bus from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Oulu in April, with lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Visiting Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Elan Ski Shop & Rental will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. Take a break from the city and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online route maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Pori Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Bellevue Beach. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Ruokapuoti Lumo in Rauma, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ruokapuoti Lumo, Bellevue Beach, 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. Visit Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Hiidenvuori. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; 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 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, and then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Kotka to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Imatra sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Step out of the city life by going to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg), Nasin Kartanon Galleria (in Porvoo) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, explore the world behind art at Galerie Anhava, shop like a local with Galleria Lapinlahti, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions website .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 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, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nasin Kartanon Galleria, Fagervik Museum
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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