41 days in Finland Itinerary

41 days in Finland Itinerary

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41 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 7 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Visavuori and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). We've included these beaches for you: Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Parola Tank Museum (in Parola), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Linna Golf & Country Club (in Haemeenlinna). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning tool .

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or fly. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Linna Golf & Country Club, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Visavuori, Parola Tank Museum, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko), Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Automobile Museum, Naantali Old Town, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Mon), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pori tour builder website .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Appreciate the collections at Stundars Museum and Arctic Museum Nanoq. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Kokkola (Neristan (Old Wooden Town) & Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia). Spend a day of island exploring on the 4th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kokkola, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Stundars Museum, Raippaluodon Silta
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore and learn at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and look for gifts at LAURI.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rovaniemi fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vaasa in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): go for a walk through Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visit Honkaniemi Beach and Utra Beach for some beach relaxation.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2 hours. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Joensuu
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

3
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Appreciate the collections at Wolkoff House Museum and Lappeenranta Fortress. We've included these beaches for you: Lammassaari Island and Lempukka Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pikkukirkko (in Savonlinna), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Pikkukirkko, Kummakivi Boulder
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

4
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach Mansikkalahti and Aijanniemi Beach. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Stromforsin ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka itinerary maker site .

Drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hamina, Bunker Museum, Stromforsin ruukki, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line 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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kirkkonummi (Hvittrask & Hirsala Golf). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, tee off at Tapiola Golf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker website .

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirkkonummi, Vantaa Art Museum, Tapiola Golf
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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