43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

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43 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Oulu

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then fly down the slopes at Ruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

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Oulu to Kuusamo is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from Oulu in March, expect Kuusamo to be slightly colder, temps between -2°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Claus Office and SantaPark. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas and don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday builder site .

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sampo Icebreaker, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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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 25th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Levi attractions tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida and Otsamo Fell. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Inari sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get a sense of the local culture at Kansallisgalleria and Ullanlinna. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in March, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path, see the interesting displays at Fagervik Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Raseborg Castle. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Raseborg online tour planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Raseborg in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Fagervik Museum
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Fagervik Museum ©
Fagervik Museum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Automobile Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bonk Museum, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pargas Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website .

Getting from Raseborg to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Old Rauma, Pargas Church, Louhisaari Manor, Korpo Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get a sense of the local culture at Forssa Museum and Holy Cross Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Sibelius Birthplace (in Haemeenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere route planning app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Holy Cross Church, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Forssa Museum ©
Forssa Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of Keuruu and Pyha-Hakki National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Serlachius Museum Gosta and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower. Step out of Jyvaskyla with an excursion to Petajavesi Old Church in Petajavesi--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano, snap pictures at Karkisten Silta, and hike along Nyrolan luontopolku.

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Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Church of Keuruu, Petajavesi Old Church, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salpa Line Museum and Linden Esplanade. Explore hidden gems such as Bunker Museum and Haapasaari Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Ankkapurha Culture Park (in Kouvola) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka tour planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Ankkapurha Culture Park
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lappeen Marian kirkko and Imatra Waterfall. Get a sense of the local culture at Wolkoff House Museum and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Church of St. Nicholas) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Kummakivi Boulder, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and make a trip to Riihisaari.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Mine Mining Museum and Pielinen. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielisen Museum and Myllymuseo. Step out of Koli National Park to go to Juuka and see Paalasmaan Surukivi, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Juuka, Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

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