32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Lagos

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Kirkkonummi to see Hirsala Golf about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and play a few rounds at Tapiola Golf.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip maker .

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is much colder than Lagos - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hirsala Golf, Vantaa Art Museum, Tapiola Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Visit Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Naantali Old Town, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

4
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 Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Parola Tank Museum and Emil Aaltosen Museo. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Haemeenlinna (Palander House & Linna Golf & Country Club), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning app .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Parola Tank Museum, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Palkaneen Kirkko
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Pori sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Let the collections at Stundars Museum and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Arctic Museum Nanoq. When in Vaasa, make a side trip to see Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia in Kokkola, approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 17th (Wed) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa road trip app .

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Vaasa sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kokkola, Stundars Museum, Raippaluodon Silta, Arctic Museum Nanoq
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in April, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielisen Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. We've included these beaches for you: Venajanhiekka and Honkaniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Utra Beach & Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

4
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Visit Beach Mansikkalahti and Lehman for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Wolkoff House Museum (in Lappeenranta). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

Plan trip to Kotka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Stromforsin ruukki
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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