42 days in Finland Itinerary

42 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 4 nights
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 13 nights

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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. Popular historic sites such as Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Ristinkirkko are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Motorcycle Museum of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Lahti Ski Museum (in Lahti). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, and walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka travel planning tool.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Kotka is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March; daily highs in Kotka reach 35°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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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.
On the 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Imatra trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Imatra sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Kerimaki Church and Parikkalan kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and don't miss a visit to Riihisaari.

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Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Imatra in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Savonlinna, with lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Visit Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Petajavesi Old Church for their historical value. Natural History Museum of Central Finland and Finnish Air Force Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Jyvaskyla with an excursion to Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art in Mantta-Vilppula--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland and get interesting insight from Laajis.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hame Castle. Get some cultural insight at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere Art Museum. Step out of Tampere to go to Parola and see Holy Cross Church, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Oro ©
Oro
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

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You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in April, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 38°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Get outdoors at Safaris and Arctic Lifestyle. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, approximately Kemi away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

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 38°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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.
Get outdoors at Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail and Aurinkolahti Beach. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online journey planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 47°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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