39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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39 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
15
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, play a few rounds at Tapiola Golf, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Tapiola Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko holiday builder site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hanko are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Uto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Automobile Museum and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Marela Museum House, & more) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Korpo Church, Automobile Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then explore the galleries of Visavuori.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Change things up with a short trip to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka (about 1h 05 min away).

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip website .

Do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in April: high temperatures in Inari hover around 3°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, explore the world behind art at Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kokkola travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Inari to Kokkola in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Inari in April, expect nights in Kokkola to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore and learn at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Mine Mining Museum and St. Nikolaos Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuopio online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Old Mine Mining Museum, New Valamo Monastery
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
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. World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and steep yourself in history at St. John's Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotka holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, explore the striking landscape at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and then get engrossed in the history at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta itinerary planning website .

Drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Infantry Museum, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Oulu, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oulu to Levi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Trails Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then cool off at Tropiclandia, and then sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa visit planning website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Breweries & Distilleries Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kyr0 Distillery Company, Saltkaret, Civil Guard and Lotta Museum
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn road trip tool .

Getting from Vaasa to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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