12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours
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Levi

— 2 nights
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 8th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Vaasa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vaasa when traveling from Levi in March, with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Anhava will appeal to museum buffs. Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planning app.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Kotka

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki, then stroll around Riverside Park, and then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."