15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally walk around Riverside Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotka online travel planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Kotka is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

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: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

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You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Santa Claus Office, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

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 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then get your game on at Makeitout. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, fly down the slopes at Ojberget, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Levi to Vaasa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Levi in April, expect nights in Vaasa to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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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."