15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. On your second day here, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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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, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Kotka to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In March, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

1
night
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 18th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in March, Vaasa is a bit warmer at night with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get your game on at Portaali VR, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

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Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

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