32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker website .

Montreal, Canada to Levi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Levi. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio itinerary planning app .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Orinoro Gorge, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Room Escape Games

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stundars Museum, Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Haemeenlinna (Palander House & Ahvenisto Activity Park) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and get your game on at Portaali VR.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Room Escape Games
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

3
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 Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo national park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku online route planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's much more to do: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Main Building of Military School, Salpa Line Museum
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

5
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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