31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Imatra
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Perth

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.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planning website .

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Perth in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 10th (Wed), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross for their historical value. Turku Cathedral and Kuusisto Manor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, trek along The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Suolijarvi Beach and Yyteri Beach. Step out of Tampere to go to Pori and see Juselius Mausoleum, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi travel planner .

Drive from Tampere to Rantasalmi in 4.5 hours. In April in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Lammassaari Island, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally examine the collection at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Imatra takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get outdoors at Leivonmaki National Park and Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall and don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Imatra to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Valkmusa National Park, Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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