32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
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, Quebec

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.
On the 16th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Levi is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montreal to Levi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the 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
Safaris

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip builder site.

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to 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 ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

4
nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -2°C in Koli National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta) and Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio sightseeing app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Orinoro Gorge, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Kuopio to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Stundars Museum, Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Palander House & Ahvenisto). Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a 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
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's still lots to do: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kotka vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Main Building of Military School, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough 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
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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