52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Quebec City
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Oulu
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Turku
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Quebec City

6
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 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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Valkmusa National Park, Saimaa Canal, Hamina Town Hall
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

5
nights
Koli National Park

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: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Valkeisenlampi (in Kuopio). 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

Side Trips

Paalasmaan Surukivi, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Valkeisenlampi
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

5
nights
Oulu

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, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, walk around Ainolan Puisto, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
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Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

5
nights
Rovaniemi

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

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyhatunturi
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Kuusamo

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, thenhead 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

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

3
nights
Levi

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

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures, Seven Fells Up
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planning tool.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 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 Parks Trails

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, 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 Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Pietarsaari, Stundars Museum, Seinajoki Library, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Ojberget ©
Ojberget

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Old Church of Keuruu, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

6
nights
Turku

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 Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). 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

Side Trips

Naantali, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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