13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in March; daily highs in Levi reach 0°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by LAURI, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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