12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  11​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Tue), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get outside with Arctic Lifestyle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Valletta in August, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Levi.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle


Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seven Fells Up and Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°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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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up


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): take a peaceful walk through Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku online trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in August: highs in Turku hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

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


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 14th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip tool .

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car 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


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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral