13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Lagos

1
night
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 (Sun): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Lagos, Nigeria to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lagos in April, things will get cooler in Levi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in April, you will find days in Vaasa are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koli National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
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 28th (Sun), head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
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.
Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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