12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  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
Drive:  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, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then stroll around Riverside Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotka road trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Kotka. Traveling from Munich in March, expect Kotka to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku driving holiday app.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampere in March; daily highs in Levi reach 0°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Sun), experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then fly down the slopes at Ruka. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kuusamo, with lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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