12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Munich

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 17th (Sun): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the pleasant sights at Ankkapurha Culture Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip website .

Munich, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in March, things will get slightly colder in Kotka: highs are around 1°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Room Escape Games

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Levi

Levi ©
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 21st (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in March, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, stop by LAURI, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then hit the slopes at Ruka. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Rovaniemi in March, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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