15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Moscow
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
car:  13 h 30 min
End: Moscow

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.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

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Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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 17th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Samiland and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Levi is a bit cooler than Vaasa - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Ruka. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenhead outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip builder.

You can fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

4
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pielisen Museum and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni. Uhrihalkeama and New Valamo Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma & Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuusamo in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -8°C in Koli National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Nature Centre Ukko, New Valamo Monastery, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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