34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
6
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
7
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Kotka
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Lahti
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
12
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Nasi Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip site.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and The Archipelago Trail. Step out of Turku to go to Korpo and see Korpo Church, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and have fun at Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku journey planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Korpo Church
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally hit the slopes at Ruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in April; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Auttikongas and Rovaniemi City Library. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ylitornio and see Tatuka Reindeerfarm, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Icekarting Levi and Levi Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Mon), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Puijo Tower and Orinoro Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuopio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in April; daily highs in Kuopio reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, Tahko Farmi
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Tahko Farmi ©
Tahko Farmi

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukko-Koli and Neitikoski Rapids. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Haapasaari Island and Stromforsin Ruukki. There's much more to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and walk around Riverside Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Lahti City Hall, enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and then learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lahti journey maker app.

Traveling by train from Kotka to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Pihamaa Estate & Winery
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Sibelius Monument. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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