31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 4 nights
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
8
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
9
Imatra
— 2 nights
10
Lahti
— 4 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, stop by Marttiini Senaatintori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Saariselka at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Trails 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online tour planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari vacation website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari. In April in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Rauhaniemi Beach and Yyteri Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampere Art Museum and Finlayson Church. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Pori to see Juselius Mausoleum about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Hameenkatu, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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 striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Tampere to Rantasalmi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, thenhead off the coast to Lammassaari Island, thenstroll through Malonsaari, and finally examine the collection at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

Before you visit Imatra, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Imatra takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Imatra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature 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 in touch with nature at Leivonmaki National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, stroll through Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lahti trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Lahti by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lahti are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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