38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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38 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Moscow

5
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 Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Koskikara Shopping Centre (in Valkeakoski) and Pori (Juselius Mausoleum & Yyteri Beach). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Tampere. Traveling from Moscow in April, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Holy Cross Church, Koskikara Shopping Centre
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma), ArtBank (in Parainen) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku travel planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Korpo Church, Kuusisto Manor, ArtBank, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

4
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mustasaari side-trips: Vaasa (Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, Terranova, & more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 19th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta and wander the wide-open spaces of Aava Kertun Kotitila.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mustasaari travel route planner .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Joutsenon kirkko (in Lappeenranta) and Imatra (Imatra Waterfall, Lammassaari Island, & more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

Drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Linnansaari National Park, Joutsenon kirkko
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Hiidenportti National Park in Sotkamo, approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hiidenportti National Park
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), Kemi Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kemi
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 4th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Muonio travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Muonio takes 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in May: high temperatures in Muonio hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Seven Fells Up
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Lake Inari in Inari, approximately 1h 25 min away.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip planning app .

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lake Inari
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

7
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.
Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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