39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Train to Munich, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
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Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Salzburg

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker app.

Salzburg, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salzburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salzburg in April, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and gain insight at Abo Akademi.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail (in Asikkala) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, get a taste of local nightlife at Tea Shop Veistrom, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. April in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 29th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Levi takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mustasaari in April: highs in Levi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Wed), get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuopio attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kuopio are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor). There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, go for a stroll along the water at Jyvaskylan Harbour, walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Step out of Kotka to go to Kouvola and see Repovesi National Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, contemplate the long history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

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

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."