15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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 11th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder .

Montreal, Canada to Levi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Montreal in March since evenings lows in Levi dip to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 15th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Terranova, get outside with Ojberget, then go for a walk through Saltkaret, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 2°C to lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Saltkaret ©
Saltkaret
Ojberget ©
Ojberget

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, steep yourself in history at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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. On the 20th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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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 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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