10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 0°C. You will leave for Turku on the 16th (Sun).
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Turku — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Levi.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Levi — 2 nights

On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip website.

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in April: high temperatures in Levi hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Rovaniemi — 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

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."