14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: St. Petersburg

3
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.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Aurlahti Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mannerheim Museum and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hanko, Aurlahti Beach, Inkoon kirkko, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Arctic Emotions Oy and Church of Sodankyla. Get a sense of the local culture at German Soldier s Cemetery and Arktikum. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Luosto Adventures
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 20th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo day trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip planner.

Drive from Sotkamo to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Aijanniemi Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Lehman ©
Lehman
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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