36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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36 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 5 nights
8
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). You'll explore and learn at Kansallisgalleria and Gumbostrand Konst & Form. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi) and Riihimaki (Riihimaki Art Museum & Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)). Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Okra.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Riihimaki, Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Vantaa Art Museum, Porvoo Old Town, Hvittrask
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari route planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Ice Karting Levi. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Snow Village (in Kittila). There's more to do: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and have fun at Kid's Land.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Safaris
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nallikari Beach and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Appreciate the collections at Raahe Museum and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online trip maker .

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Oulu, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sampo Icebreaker, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Venajanhiekka and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko), Paateri (in Lieksa) and Rasavaara Observation tower (in Koli National Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, and immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park.

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You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Koli, Koli National Park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Venajanhiekka
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Kuopio to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

5
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 get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Automobile Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko). There's lots more to do: work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pori sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Pori are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Serlachius Museum Gosta. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun) and Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere vacation app .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, Forssa Museum, Visavuori, Parola Tank Museum
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum

5
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. You'll explore and learn at Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beach Mansikkalahti and Wolkoff House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Lappeenranta Fortress (in Lappeenranta) and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, see the interesting displays at Apulandia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Tampere to Kotka in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Lappeenranta, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, Apulandia, Bunker Museum
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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