15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Turku day trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in March, with highs in Turku at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vaasa day trip planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 11th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Levi is slightly colder than Vaasa - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

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Pyhatunturi

On the 14th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi online road trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Levi in March since evenings lows in Pyhatunturi dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in March, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Helsinki

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.
Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stop by Ullanlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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."