37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
7
Oulu
— 4 nights
8
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
9
Kotka
— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, walk around Kupittaa Park, get in on the excitement at Flowpark Turku, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach, Korpo Church
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Valkeakoski to see Visavuori about 36 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, get your game on at PortaaliVR, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. When in Vaasa, make a side trip to see Saltkaret in Mustasaari, approximately Mustasaari away. Spend the 9th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Ojberget, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi journey planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in May, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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 much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oulu tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ukko-Koli, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Oulu to Koli National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, and steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotka travel route planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. May in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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