37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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37 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki online road trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time is 5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and have fun at Flowpark.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Korpo Church, Teijo National Park
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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.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Visavuori in Valkeakoski--about 36 minutes away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Portaali VR, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Take a break from Vaasa with a short trip to Saltkaret in Mustasaari, about 40 minutes away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 9th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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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. On the 12th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in May, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

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 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature 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. Go for a jaunt from Oulu to Kemi to see Sampo Icebreaker about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Ainolan Puisto, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough 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
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°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
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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 Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Ankkapurha Culture Park (in Kouvola) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). The adventure continues: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka travel route planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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