35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Hirsala Golf. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, tee off at Tapiola Golf, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Espoo, Bellevue Beach, Hirsala Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari holiday builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venajanhiekka and Akka-Koli Hill. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Joupiska. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Mustasaaren kirkko. Change things up with a short trip to Wallsports Areena Seinajoki in Seinajoki (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa tour site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). There's more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Ahtari Zoo, Yyteri Beach
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naantali Old Town and Archangel Michael's church. Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Teijo National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Turku to go to Salo and see Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning website.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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 some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Stromforsin Ruukki. Visiting Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Lehman will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Elimaki to see Arboretum Mustila about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planning app.

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, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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