15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause 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-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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Turku

— 2 nights
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, then explore 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 fly; or take a train. 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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Vaasa

— 1 night
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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 drive to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 drive from Vaasa to Levi in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and 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 drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Trails · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
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, then head 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 drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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 Uhrihalkeama. Old Mine Mining Museum and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, make a trip to Paateri, 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 · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

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."