37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
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. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough 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
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train 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
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere travel route builder.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°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 Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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 make a trip to Sundom.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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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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: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, 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 do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in May, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°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
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 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

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

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. There's lots more to do: walk around Hupisaaret Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°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
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu

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 striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

For reviews, photos, ratings, 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 16°C, and evening lows 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, 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 18°C and lows of 6°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, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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