15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  18​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​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:  15​h 15​min
End: Denver

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then stop by LAURI, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning website .

Denver, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Rovaniemi is 9 hours. Traveling from Denver in March, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 17°F, while days are cooler, around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough 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
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Terranova, then head outdoors with Ojberget, then go for a walk through Saltkaret, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Levi in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°F in Vaasa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Uhrihalkeama, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In March in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder tool .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. March in Kotka sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

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

3
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 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) 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
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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