15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Finland sightseeing planner
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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki — 4 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Akaslompolo.
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Akaslompolo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Hidden Trails Lapland, then see what you can catch with Outdoors Yllas, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect Akaslompolo to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Tue), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planning site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kotka.
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Kotka — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, steep yourself in history at Hamina Fortress, stop by Hamina Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Sibelius Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kotka route website.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in April: highs in Kotka hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.
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Turku — 1 night

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip app.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Gegwen Getaways, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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