14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

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. On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

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 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Levi with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."