12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

Plan my day in Kouvola using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kouvola is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Kouvola to be colder, temps between 1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stop by Imatran Kalatalo, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Imatra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Nuijamaa Church
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Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Nuijamaa Church ©
Nuijamaa Church

1
night
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): meet the residents at Ahtari Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ahtari trip builder .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Ahtari takes 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Imatra in March since evenings lows in Ahtari dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ahtari

Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, then take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Ahtari to Kuusamo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ahtari in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
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 6th (Sat), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

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Fly from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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