30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  32​h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Dunedin

2
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. Escape the urban bustle at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Santalahti Nature Trail. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki, approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary builder app .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Kotka is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dunedin to Kotka is minus 10 hours. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

4
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 outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pernio, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, then get outside with Ojberget, and then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa route planner.

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. April in Vaasa sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Posio (Riisitunturi National Park, Pentik Hill, & more). There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in April, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi route planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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