52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 5 nights
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5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
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10
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Quebec City, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Quebec City to Helsinki. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:

5
nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta). The adventure continues: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

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

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

5
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Valkeisenlampi (in Kuopio) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

Discover how to plan a Koli National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Kotka to Koli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

5
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and get your game on at Hoplop.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Koli National Park to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. May in Oulu sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, and enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Ruka, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

3
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

3
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

5
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and take in nature's colorful creations at Aspegrens Rosenlund.

Start your trip to Vaasa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saariselka in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

5
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Ahvenisto, &more) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: get your game on at PortaaliVR, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

6
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."