15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Windhoek
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Windhoek

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.
Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey planner.

Windhoek, Namibia to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in April, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

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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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (in Joensuu) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Koli National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, New Valamo Monastery
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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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. On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thenwalk around Sibelius Park, thenenjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, thensteep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenstroll around Riverside Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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