34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo) and Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Mustasaari by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Raahe Museum in Raahe (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, and grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oulu route tool.

Getting from Mustasaari to Oulu by car takes about 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Sarkitunturi) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila). Spend the 29th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi day trip site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 1st (Sat), wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planning site.

Drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Kotka

— 4 nights
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. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Riverside Park, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka sightseeing planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."