36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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36 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + bus + train:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
6
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Imatra
— 3 nights
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 38°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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.
On the 7th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take a memorable tour with Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari route planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Inari are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, hike along The Archipelago Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 46°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pori road trip planning site .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Pori sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Visavuori, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Joensuu (Honkaniemi Beach & Utra Beach).

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

3
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Puumala, Kerimaki Church, Angry Birds Activity Park, Siikalahti Wetland, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, stroll through Aijanniemi Beach, and admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka route maker app .

Drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Hamina Old Town, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Stromforsin ruukki
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lehman ©
Lehman
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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.
Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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