15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll around Sibelius Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally stroll around Isopuisto Park. On the next day, stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka holiday site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary website .

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vaasa in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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