38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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38 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly:  28​h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Vaasa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Darwin

2
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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: Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Ankkapurha Culture Park), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). There's much more to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kotka trip planner .

Darwin, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Darwin to Kotka. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Darwin in April: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum in Karttula (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kotka to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip app .

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip builder website .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in April, things will get little chillier in Kuusamo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

Make your Levi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Raahe Museum in Raahe--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

Raahe Museum
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Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then examine the collection at Terranova, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Ahvenisto Activity Park
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Room Escape Games
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo national park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, cool off at JukuPark Turku, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and stroll through Kupittaa Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Teijo national park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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