37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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37 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
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 16th (Tue), stroll through Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning app .

Montreal, Canada to Levi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Levi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in April, with highs in Levi at 3°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 18th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online holiday builder .

Fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun at Vainolanniemi, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and make a trip to Satamankulma.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary site .

Getting from Oulu to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Orinoro Gorge
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Terranova, then get outside with Ojberget, then go for a walk through Saltkaret, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Ahvenisto
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Room Escape Games
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

You can plan Turku trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Automobile Museum, Korpo Church
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). And it doesn't end there: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Main Building of Military School
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online journey planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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