30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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. Get in touch with nature at Santalahti Nature Trail and Valkmusa National Park. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, walk around Riverside Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Kotka is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail ©
Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, stroll through Vepsa Island, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, stroll through Ojberget, and then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ukko-Koli and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the activities along Pielinen, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

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

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Posio (Riisitunturi National Park, Pentik Hill, &more). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in April, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi holiday planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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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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