39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Hanko
— 1 night
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Kokkola
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and play a few rounds at Tapiola Golf.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2

1
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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanko trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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Hiking Trail
Tulliniemi Nature Path
4.2

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Korpo Church are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Marela Museum House, &more) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and enjoy the sea views from Uto.

To plan Turku vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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History Museum
Visavuori
5.0

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get some historical perspective at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Inari is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Kokkola

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

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kokkola trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Inari to Kokkola with the Route module. Traveling from Inari in April, you will find days in Kokkola are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Historic Walking Area
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
4.1
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Art Museum
K.H. Renlund Museum
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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Mine Mining Museum and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like New Valamo Monastery and Leppavirta Church. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's more to do: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

Before you visit Kuopio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kokkola to Kuopio in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Specialty Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum
4.7
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Religious Site
New Valamo Monastery
4.1

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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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Savonlinna trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum. Popular historic sites such as St. John's Church and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Kouvola to see World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum
5.0
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Religious Site
St. John's Church
4.0
Military Museum
Bunker Museum
4.6

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and then examine the collection at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lappeenranta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. April in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Specialty Museum
Infantry Museum
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress
4.4
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History Museum
Wolkoff House Museum
4.4

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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): contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu attractions planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Specialty Museum
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
4.6
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History Museum
Raahe Museum
4.7

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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.
On the next day, 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 explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Art Museum
Sarestoniemi Museum
4.6

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
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Specialty Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
4.5

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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, make a splash at Tropiclandia, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Mariehamn.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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Water Park
Tropiclandia
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Specialty Museum
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
4.4

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then make a trip to Bomarsund, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5

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