12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at Arctic Lifestyle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Valletta in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle

3
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Safaris in Akaslompolo, about 1h 5 min away.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Safaris
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in August, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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. On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, thenstroll around Riverside Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Marian Kirkko
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

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You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum