39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Munich, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
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Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Salzburg

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker app.

Salzburg, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salzburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salzburg in April, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Turku

— 4 nights
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 VMB Fishing (in Salo). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and gain insight at Abo Akademi.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna), Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail (in Asikkala) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, walk around Nasi Park, examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and then take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. April in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Levi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mustasaari in April: highs in Levi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Wed), get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor). There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, go for a stroll along the water at Jyvaskylan Harbour, walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla 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 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Step out of Kotka to go to Kouvola and see Repovesi National Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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."