11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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day
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. On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka journey planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect Kotka to be cooler, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 19th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Vaasa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Akaslompolo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Vaasa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari route app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Rock Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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